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Forgetting Differences: Tragedy, Historiography, and the French Wars of Religion

Andrea Frisch

Abstract

This study argues that the political and legislative process of forgetting internal differences undertaken in France after the civil wars of the sixteenth century leads to subtle yet fundamental shifts in the broader conception of the relationship between readers or spectators on the one hand, and history, on the other. These shifts, occasioned by the desire for communal reconciliation, will ultimately serve the ideologies of cultural and political absolutism. By juxtaposing representations of the French civil war past as they appear (and frequently overlap) in historiography and tragedy from ... More

Keywords: Robert Garnier, Edict of Nantes, Lancelot Voisin de la Popelinière, Jean de la Taille, History of Emotions, Henri IV, André de Nesmond, Jean Bodin, Pierre de Ronsard

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780748694396
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748694396.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Andrea Frisch, author
University of Maryland