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Henri IV of France : his reign and age, Vincent J. Pitts

Label
Henri IV of France : his reign and age
Title
Henri IV of France
Title remainder
his reign and age
Statement of responsibility
Vincent J. Pitts
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Vincent J. Pitts chronicles the life and times of one of France's most remarkable kings in the first English-language biography of Henri IV to be published in twenty-five years. An unwelcome heir to the throne, Henri ruled over a kingdom plagued by religious civil war and political and economic instability. By the end of his reign in 1610 he had pacified his warring country, restored its prosperity, and reclaimed France's place as a leading power in Europe. Pitts draws upon the rich scholarship of recent decades to tell the captivating story of this pivotal French king. From boyhood, Henri was destined to be leader and protector of the Huguenot movement in France. He served as chief of the Calvinist party and fought for the Huguenot forces in the bloody Wars of Religion before an extraordinary sequence of dynastic mishaps left the Protestant warlord next in line for the French crown. Henri was forced to renounce his faith in support of his claim to the Catholic throne and to unite his deeply divided country. A master of political maneuvering, Henri restored order to a country in the throes of great religious, political, and economic upheaval. He was assassinated in 1610 by a Catholic zealot. Vincent Pitts expertly recounts this history and skillfully untangles its complex set of personalities and events. Pitts engages the vast amount of literature relating to the king himself as well as the large body of recent scholarship on France during this time. The result is a fascinating biography of a French king and a comprehensive history of sixteenth-century France
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pitts, Vincent J.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DC122.8
LC item number
.P57 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Henry
  • Heinrich
  • Heinrich
  • Henry
  • France
  • France
  • France
  • Kings and rulers
Label
Henri IV of France : his reign and age, Vincent J. Pitts
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [439]-461) and index
Contents
The guilt and ambition of her great men, 1553-1562 -- The glory of God, the service of the king, and the duty of his blood, 1563-1572 -- Little trust in his constancy, 1572-1577 -- Vigor of body, liveliness of spirit, and almost incomparable valor, 1578-1584 -- All of France now in arms, 1584-1589 -- The hallmarks of our kings, 1589-1593 -- The liberator and restorer of the state, 1594-1597 -- The extreme need of my people for peace, 1597-1600 -- Such a happy change, 1598-1609 -- A lack of good faith, 1598-1609 -- The grandeur and power of the House of Austria, 1606-1610 -- The captain, and the most excellent of us all, May 1610
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xvi, 477 p., [20] p. of plates
Isbn
9781421405780
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2008006738
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)192048257
  • (OCoLC)ocn192048257
Label
Henri IV of France : his reign and age, Vincent J. Pitts
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [439]-461) and index
Contents
The guilt and ambition of her great men, 1553-1562 -- The glory of God, the service of the king, and the duty of his blood, 1563-1572 -- Little trust in his constancy, 1572-1577 -- Vigor of body, liveliness of spirit, and almost incomparable valor, 1578-1584 -- All of France now in arms, 1584-1589 -- The hallmarks of our kings, 1589-1593 -- The liberator and restorer of the state, 1594-1597 -- The extreme need of my people for peace, 1597-1600 -- Such a happy change, 1598-1609 -- A lack of good faith, 1598-1609 -- The grandeur and power of the House of Austria, 1606-1610 -- The captain, and the most excellent of us all, May 1610
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xvi, 477 p., [20] p. of plates
Isbn
9781421405780
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2008006738
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)192048257
  • (OCoLC)ocn192048257

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