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Review Articles

REASON OF STATE, RELIGIOUS PASSIONS, AND THE FRENCH WARS OF RELIGION

LUC RACAUTa1

a1 Newcastle University

Governing passions: peace and reform in the French kingdom, 1576–1585. By Mark Greengrass. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007. Pp. xiv+423. ISBN 978-0-19-921490. £65.00.

Le haut cœur de Catherine de Médicis: une raison politique aux temps de la Saint-Barthémy. By Denis Crouzet. Paris: Albin Michel, 2005. Pp. 637. ISBN 2-226-15882-0. €29.00.

Le Parlement de Paris ou la voix de la raison (1559–1589). By Sylvie Daubresse. Geneva: Droz, 2005. Travaux d'Humanisme et Renaissance, 398. Pp. xv+558. ISBN 2-600-00988-4. €115.37.

Les ducs de Nevers et l'état royal: genèse d'un compromise (ca 1550–ca 1600). By Ariane Boltanski. Geneva: Droz, 2006. Travaux d'Humanisme et Renaissance, 419. Pp. 580. ISBN 2-600-01022-X. €94.88.

Thuanus: the making of Jacques-Auguste de Thou (1553–1617). By Ingrid de Smet. Geneva: Droz, 2006. Travaux d'Humanisme et Renaissance, 418. Pp. 344. ISBN 2-600-01071-8. €88.04.

Authority and society in Nantes during the French Wars of Religion, 1559–1598. By Elizabeth Tingle. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2006. Pp. x+230. ISBN 0-7190-6726-X. £55.00.

Local politics in the French Wars of Religion: the towns of Champagne, the Duc de Guise and the Catholic League, 1560–1595. By Mark Konnert. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2006. Pp. ix+300. ISBN 0-7546-5593-8. £60.00.

Histoire de Sébastien Le Pelletier (1579–1592). By Xavier Le Person. Geneva: Droz, 2006. Travaux d'Humanisme et Renaissance, 407. Pp. 336. ISBN 2-600-01064-5. €110.19.