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Author Thevet, André, 1502-1590.

Title Portraits from the French Renaissance and the Wars of Religion / André Thevet ; translated by Edward Benson ; edited with introduction and notes by Roger Schlesinger ; foreword by T.K. Rabb.

Imprint Kirksville, Mo. : Truman State University Press, ©2010.

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Description 1 online resource (xxxiv, 214 pages) : illustrations, maps, portraits
Series Early modern studies ; 3
Early modern studies series ; 3.
Note Thirteen selections from André Thevet's Les vrais pourtraits et vies des hommes illustres, originally published in 1584.
Translated from the French.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents François I, King of France (1494-1547) -- Henri II, King of France (1519-1559) -- Charles IX, King of France (1550-1574) -- Gaston de Foix, Duke of Nemours (1489-1512) -- Philippe Chabot, Admiral of France (1480-1543) -- Guillaume du Bellay, Sieur de Langey (1491-1543) -- François de Lorraine, Duke of Guise (1519-1563) -- Anne de Montmorency, Constable of France (1493-1567) -- Michel de L'Hospital, Chancellor of France (1505-1573) -- Charles de Lorraine, Cardinal (1524-1574) -- Blaise de Monluc, Marshal of France (1499?-1577) -- Guillaume Budé, Parisien (1468-1540) -- Guillaume Postel (1510-1581).
Language English.
Summary Available for the first time in English, these thirteen selections from André Thevet's Les vrais pourtraits et vies des hommes illustres offer a glimpse of France during a time of great upheaval. Originally published in 1584, Thevet's collection contains over two hundred biographical sketches, detailing the lives of important persons from antiquity to the sixteenth century. Edward Benson and Roger Schlesinger have translated and annotated Thevet's portraits of his contemporaries, and divided them into three categories: monarchs, aristocrats, and scholars. Additionally, an extensive introduction places the work in context and describes the critical attention that Thevet and his writings have received. Together these portraits provide a history of sixteenth-century France as the country underwent tremendous change: from an intellectual renaissance and its first encounter with the New World to the Protestant Reformation and the Wars of Religion that followed. France was irrevocably altered by these events and Thevet's account of the lives of individuals who struggled with them is indispensable.-- Provided by publisher.
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Subject France -- Biography.
Renaissance -- France -- Biography.
France -- History -- Wars of the Huguenots, 1562-1598 -- Biography.
HISTORY -- Europe -- France.
Wars of the Huguenots (France : 1562-1598)
Chronological Term 1562-1598
Genre/Form Biography
Added Author Benson, Edward.
Schlesinger, Roger, 1943-
Added Title Vrais pourtraits et vies des hommes illustres. Selections. English
Other Form: Print version: Thevet, André, 1502-1590. Vrais pourtraits et vies des hommes illustres. English. Selections. Portraits from the French Renaissance and the Wars of Religion. Kirksville, Mo. : Truman State University Press, ©2010 9781931112987 (DLC) 2009039072 (OCoLC)428023339
ISBN 9781935503606 (electronic bk.)
193550360X (electronic bk.)
9780271090719 (electronic bk.)
0271090715 (electronic bk.)