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Planting the Cross: Catholic Reform and Renewal in Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century France

Barbara B. Diefendorf


This book examines how Catholic reformers envisioned and implemented changes to monastic life in late sixteenth- and early seventeenth-century France. Scholars of France’s Catholic Reformation have tended to focus on the movement’s later stages and, taking a top-down approach, view it from the perspective of activist clerics seeking to impose a fixed idea of religious life. This study focuses instead on the movement’s beginnings and explores the aims and tactics of proponents of reform from different but overlapping perspectives. The six case studies draw from three regions—Paris, Provence, an ... More

Keywords: Catholic Reformation, religious reform, monastic life, Wars of Religion, Feuillant, Capuchin, Dominican, Trinitarian, Discalced Carmelite, Holy League

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780190887025
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190887025.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Barbara B. Diefendorf, author
Professor Emerita of History, Boston University