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The Voices of Nimes: Women, Sex, and Marriage in Reformation Languedoc

Suzannah Lipscomb


Sixteenth- and seventeenth-century women of the middling and lower levels of society left no letters or diaries. Criminal courts and magistrates kept few records of their testimonies, and no ecclesiastical court records are known to survive for the French Roman Catholic Church between 1540 and 1667. For the most part, we cannot hear the voices of ordinary French women—but this study allows us to. Based on 1,200 cases brought before the consistories—or moral courts—of the Huguenot church of Languedoc between 1561 and 1615, this book allows us to access ordinary women’s everyday lives: their spe ... More

Keywords: gender, women, Huguenot, sexuality, marriage, Protestant, morals, voices, faith, Calvinist

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780198797661
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198797661.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Suzannah Lipscomb, author
Reader in Early Modern History, University of Roehampton