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Adjudicating the troubles : violence, memory, and criminal justice at the end of the wars of religion.

Hamilton, Tom (2020) 'Adjudicating the troubles : violence, memory, and criminal justice at the end of the wars of religion.', French history., 34 (4). pp. 417-434.

Abstract

This article gives a new perspective on the themes of violence, memory, and criminal justice at the end of the Wars of Religion by focusing on a particularly well-documented criminal case tried by the Parlement of Paris. Previous studies of the end of the troubles have often focused on the politics and personality of Henri IV or studied memory culture through elite cultural production. This article instead examines how the witnesses who confronted the royalist military capitain Mathurin de La Cange made use of a broad, social memory of the civil wars and shows how their use of the courts formed part of a larger pattern of post-war conflict resolution. This was a time when people in France endured decades of warfare and confessional division, but nevertheless emerged determined to put an end to the violence by committing to resolve their disputes through the law.

Item Type:Article
Full text:Publisher-imposed embargo until 19 August 2022.
(AM) Accepted Manuscript
File format - PDF
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Status:Peer-reviewed
Publisher Web site:https://doi.org/10.1093/fh/craa044
Publisher statement:This is a pre-copyedited, author-produced PDF of an article accepted for publication in French History following peer review. The version of record https://doi.org/10.1093/fh/craa044
Date accepted:No date available
Date deposited:10 December 2019
Date of first online publication:19 August 2020
Date first made open access:19 August 2022

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