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Author: Penny Roberts

Title: Peace, Ritual, and Sexual Violence during the Religious Wars

Subtitle: -

Journal: Past & Present: A Journal of Historical Studies

Volume: 214

Issue: Supplement 7

Year: 2012

Pages: 75-99

ISSN: 0031-2746 – Find a Library: WordCat | eISSN: 1477-464X – Find a Library: WordCat

Language: English

Keywords: Modern History: 16th Century | European History: French History | Types: Wartime Rape / French Wars of Religion


Link: Oxford University Press (Restricted Access)


Author: Penny Roberts, Department of History, University of Warwick

Abstract: »An essay is presented which discusses the religious wars in France during the second half of the 16th century, with heavy reliance on the essay "The Rites of Violence," by Natalie Zemon Davis. Particular focus is given to the relationship between peace and violence, ritual violence committed by Catholics against Huguenots and sexual violence during the Wars of Religion.« (Source: Historical Abstracts)


  Peace and violence (p. 75)
  Ritual violence (p. 79)
  Sexual violence (p. 85)
  Conclusion (p. 98)

Lecture: Roberts, Penny. »Ritual Violence and Sexual Violence during the French Religious Wars.« 56th Annual Meeting of the Renaissance Society of America. Venice 2010. – Bibliographic Entry Info

Wikipedia: History of Europe: History of France / Early modern France | Types of rape: Wartime sexual violence | War French Wars of Religion