The politics of wine in early modern France: religion and popular culture in Burgundy, 1477-1630

"In the late fifteenth century, Burgundy was incorporated in the kingdom of France. This, coupled with the advent of Protestantism in the early sixteenth century, opened up new avenues for participation in public life by ordinary Burgundians and led to considerably greater interaction between t...

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Main Author: Holt, Mack P. ca. 20./21. Jh.
Format: Print Book
Language:English
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Published: Cambridge New York, NY Port Melbourne New Delhi Singapore Cambridge University Press 2018
Series/Journal:New studies in European history
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Burgundy / Folk culture / Religion / History 1477-1630
Further subjects:B Wine industry Political aspects France Burgundy History
B Burgundy (France) Religious life and customs History
B Burgundy (France) Church history
B Popular Culture Religious aspects Christianity
B Wine industry Political aspects History France Burgundy
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Summary:"In the late fifteenth century, Burgundy was incorporated in the kingdom of France. This, coupled with the advent of Protestantism in the early sixteenth century, opened up new avenues for participation in public life by ordinary Burgundians and led to considerably greater interaction between the elites and the ordinary people. Mack Holt examines the relationship between the ruling and popular classes from Burgundy's re-incorporation into France in 1477 until the Lanturelu riot in Dijon in 1630, focusing on the local wine industry. Indeed, the vineyard workers were crucial in turning back the tide of Protestantism in the province until 1630 when, following royal attempts to reduce the level of popular participation in public affairs, Louis XIII tried to remove them from the city altogether. More than just a local study, this book shows how the popular classes often worked together with local elites to shape policies that affected them"--
Machine generated contents note: List of figures; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations and translations; Units of currency and measurement in Dijon; Introduction; Part I. Burgundy after the Valois Dukes (1477 to ca.1560); 1. Guarding the Gospels: elections and politics; 2. Protected by the Virgin Mary: lay religious experiences; 3. Beasts in the vines: wine and material life; Part II. The Wars of Religion in Burgundy (ca.1550 to 1595); 4. The Reformation in Burgundy; 5. Origins of the Catholic League in Burgundy; 6. Collapse of the League in Burgundy; Part III. From Foy de Bourgogne to Absolute Monarchy (1595 to 1630); 7. The contraction of popular politics and Catholic reform; 8. The crown, the magistrates, and the people: the Lanturelu Riot of 1630; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index
Item Description:Includes bibliographical references and index
ISBN:1108471889