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The Political Thought of the French League and Rome (1585-1589)

De justa populi gallici ab Henrico tertio defectione and De justa Henrici tertii abdicatione (Jean Boucher, 1589)

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Since the nineteenth century, the political thought of the French Catholic League (1585-1595) has been considered to be mere plagiarism of Calvinist monarchomach texts written after the St Bartholomew's Day Massacre (1572). Based on the original manuscript of the most important Leagueist treatise, composed by the Sorbonne for the Council of the Sixteen and for Mayenne, and sent to Pope Sixtus V in March 1589, this book shows that the real traditions in which the Leagueist thought was rooted are the radicalized Thomism of the school of Salamanca, Canon Law, Conciliarism and Gallicanism. It was in fact the Calvinists who hid their Thomist legacy. The archives of the Vatican, of the Inquisition, and in France reveal the new insight that De justa populi gallici ab Henrico tertio defectione had first been a secret document serving within the international relations between the League and the pope. Only after the assassination of Henri III (August 1589), it was published in an expanded version and became known as authored by Jean Boucher. The tyrannicide had been actively embraced from March 1589 as part of the League´s constitution. The French crisis and intellectual developments in 1589 thus prefigure many later Catholic-Protestant conflicts on the European scene, such as the controversy between James I and Bellarmine around 1610 and even the Bohemian Revolt of 1618.

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The Political Thought of the French League and Rome (1585-1589)

The Political Thought of the French League and Rome (1585-1589)

Since the nineteenth century, the political thought of the French Catholic League (1585-1595) has been considered to be mere plagiarism of Calvinist monarchomach texts written after the St Bartholomew's Day Massacre (1572)...

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Introduction

Chapter One: The development of the text
The March manuscript De Justa Populi Gallici ab Henrico III° defectione
The 1589 printing of De justa Henrici tertii abdicatione

Chapter Two: The League’s political theory 1585-1589
Papal potestas indirecta, secular and spiritual power, 1585-1587
Radical Thomism: From the Day of the Barricades to the Blois Estates, May-December 1588
The legal treatment of the Guise murder in the Papal French Congregation
De defectione
De defectione and the decision about the monitorium

Chapter Three: Short note on the post-1589 trajectories

Conclusion

Appendix
Appendix I: Partial Edition
Appendix II: List of copies of Ed1589 identified

Abbreviations

Bibliography
Unpublished Sources
Published Sources
Literature

Index Nominum
Title The Political Thought of the French League and Rome (1585-1589)
Subtitle De justa populi gallici ab Henrico tertio defectione and De justa Henrici tertii abdicatione (Jean Boucher, 1589)
Edition 2
Volume 131
By (author) Cornel ZWIERLEIN
ISSN 0071-1934 / 1422-5581
Issue 20
Language Anglais
Publisher Librairie Droz
Title First Published 05/24/2016
Includes Index; Bibliography; Appendices
 
Format Paperback/softback
ISBN-13 978-2-600-01927-9
GTIN13 (EAN13) 9782600019279
Reference no. 20-131
Publication Date 05/24/2016
Nb of pages 280
Illustrations 7 illustrations
Illustrations, black and white, Illustrations, color
Dimensions 152 x 222 cm
Weight 570 gr
 
Format PDF
ISBN-13 978-2-600-11927-6
GTIN13 (EAN13) 9782600119276
Reference no. 20-131-PDF
Publication Date 06/3/2016
Nb of pages 280
Illustrations 7 illustrations
Illustrations, black and white, Illustrations, color
 
Format Paperback/softback + PDF
ISBN-13 978-2-600-21927-3
GTIN13 (EAN13) 9782600219273
Reference no. 20-131-LOT
Publication Date 06/3/2016
Nb of pages 280
Illustrations 7 illustrations
Illustrations, black and white, Illustrations, color
Dimensions 152 x 222 cm
Weight 570 gr
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