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9780192870179

A Widow's Vengeance after the Wars of Religion Gender and Justice in Renaissance France

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    9780192870179

  • ISBN10:

    0192870173

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2024-05-15
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Summary

Paris, 1599. At the end of the French Wars of Religion, the widow Renée Chevalier instigated the prosecution of the military captain Mathurin Delacanche, who had committed multiple acts of rape, homicide, and theft against the villagers who lived around her château near the cathedral city of Sens. But how could Chevalier win her case when King Henri IV's Edict of Nantes ordered that the recent troubles should be forgotten as 'things that had never been'?

A Widow's Vengeance after the Wars of Religion is a dramatic account of the impact of the troubles on daily life. Based on neglected archival sources and an exceptional criminal trial, it recovers the experiences of women, peasants, and foot soldiers, who are marginalized in most historical studies.

Tom Hamilton shows how this trial contributed to a wider struggle for justice and an end to violence in postwar France. People throughout the society of the Old Regime did not consider rape and pillage as inevitable consequences of war, and denounced soldiers' illicit violence when they were given the chance. As a result, the early modern laws of war need to be understood not only as the idealistic invention of great legal thinkers, but also as a practical framework that enabled magistrates to do justice for plaintiffs and witnesses, like Chevalier and the villagers who lived under her protection.

Author Biography


Tom Hamilton, Associate Professor in Early Modern European History, Durham University

Tom Hamilton is Associate Professor in Early Modern European History at Durham University. He works on the history of the French Wars of Religion and early modern criminal justice. His research has been awarded the Nancy Lyman Roelker Prize of the Society for Sixteenth Century Studies, and shortlisted for the R. Gapper Book Prize of the Society for French Studies. Previously he has studied and taught at the universities of Cambridge and Oxford, and held visiting positions at the Max Planck Institute for Legal History and Legal Theory, Frankfurt am Main, and the École des hautes études en sciences sociales, Paris.

Table of Contents


List of Illustrations, Figures, and Maps
Abbreviations and Conventions
Who's Who
Introduction
1. Inheritances
2. Rape at Chaumot
3. The Great License of Soldiers
4. The Persistent Widow
5. Waging Law
6. Testifying to the Troubles
7. Execrable Crimes
8. Legacies
Conclusion
Bibliography

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