Print and polemic in sixteenth-century France: the Histoires prodigieuses, confessional identity, and the Wars of Religion

Material TypeArticleLanguageEnglish
TitlePrint and polemic in sixteenth-century France: the Histoires prodigieuses, confessional identity, and the Wars of Religion Author(S)JENNIFER SPINKS (Author)
Abstract  The second half of the sixteenth century saw the rise of the wonder book as a distinct genre shaped by religious conflict. These often richly illustrated compendia presented extraordinary events intended to inspire both fear and wonder. In France, wonder books appeared primarily during the Wars of Religion (1562–98). ...Paginationp 73-76
SubjectEurope -- HistoryDescriptors
Journal TitleRenaissance studies: Journal of the Society for Renaissance Studies  
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