The Huguenots and French Opinion, 1685-1787
The Enlightenment Debate on TolerationeBook - 2006
The decision of Louis XIV to revoke the Edict of Nantes and thus liquidate French Calvinism was well received in the intellectual community which was deeply prejudiced against the Huguenots. This antipathy would gradually disappear. After the death of the Sun King, a more sympathetic view of the Protestant minority was presented to French readers by leading thinkers such as Montesquieu, the abbé Prévost, and Voltaire. By the middle years of the eighteenth century, liberal clerics, lawyers, and government ministers joined Encyclopedists in urging the emancipation of the Reformed who were seen.
Publisher: Waterloo : Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2006.
Characteristics: 1 online resource (353 pages)