By Christie Sample Wilson
Past trust: Surviving the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes offers a demographic learn of the behaviors of Protestants and Catholics in a city in southeastern France among 1650 and 1715. The Protestants in Loriol didn't undergo the total array of horrors skilled through such a lot of French Protestants and survived strain to transform till the Revocation itself. the complete group controlled to lessen the interference of the crown and the Catholic Church of their affairs throughout the finish of Louis XIV's reign. Their tale speaks of compromises by way of contributors and teams of either confessions that buffered the neighborhood from royal strength. It sheds gentle at the layers of cooperation by way of elites and people of extra humble backgrounds, upon which the govt of Louis XIV relied to accomplish the outward visual appeal of conformity.Beyond trust addresses present and carrying on with debates into the character of confessionalization and the character of royal authority below Louis XIV. exam of the behaviors of Catholics and Protestants and research of the measure to which their behaviors corresponded with the lessons in their respective church exhibit that the folks of Loriol, relatively Protestants, understood the expectancies in their faith and behaved consequently sooner than the Revocation. within the aftermath of the Revocation, former individuals of the Protestant congregation conformed their habit to the necessities of the Catholic Church and the crown with out absolutely compromising their Protestant ideals. past trust indicates that the extension of country energy, and its boundaries, resulted from the cooperation of a huge variety of individuals, instead of targeting elites. The adventure of Loriol indicates that an enormous section of the group used to be desirous about the tacit recognition of Protestants, a place that served these of either confessions by means of minimizing the interference of out of doors civil and non secular specialists.
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ACL, BB 11. 32. In 1664 Loriol received more troops into the town, along with a substantial levy for their upkeep. The pattern at this time was similar to that described in 1659 and 1677. ACL, BB 9. 33. Arnaud, Histoire, vol. 2, 260. The number of Protestants from Mirmande was quite small, but the majority of the population in Cliousclat was Protestant. 34. Arnaud, Statistique, 13. 35. Arnaud, Histoire, vol. 2, 78–79, Pierre Bolle, Protestantisme en Dauphiné (PoëtLaval, France: Curandera, 1983), 206, Adolphe Rochas, “Jean de la Faye,” Biographie du Dauphiné concernant l’histoire des hommes nés dans cette province, vol.
The disparity is probably even greater than the figure indicates. ACL, BB 8; CC 14. 27. Similar detail about the professions of the Catholics is not available. The occupational information was recorded by Theodore de la Faye for most of the adult male participants in baptisms, marriages, and funerals. The curé did not do likewise for the Catholic parishioners. Catholics were not shut out of traditional power as there were at least two Catholic noble families. 28. Pierre Goubert, Louis XIV and Twenty Million Frenchmen, translated by Anne Carter (New York: Vintage Books, 1966), 119–124.
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Beyond Belief: Surviving the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes in France by Christie Sample Wilson