Représentations du pouvoir royal dans le discours huguenot

Translated title of the contribution: Representations of Royal power in the Huguenot discourse

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Reacting to events in England, 17th century French Huguenots expressed their conception of royal power through a variety of texts: pamphlets, travelogues and sermons. As their legitimacy in France was based on the King's protection, most Huguenots were Royalists, and, as such, horrified by the English Revolution. But their views regarding royal power change after their expulsion from France in 1685. While some continue to hope for a return to France, condemning any criticism of Louis XIV and the Glorious Revolution, others see Louis XIV as Nebuchadnezzar, cut all
ties with France and develop a distinct mentality as England-based
Translated title of the contributionRepresentations of Royal power in the Huguenot discourse
Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)61-73
Number of pages12
JournalSeventeenth-Century French Studies
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2010


  • Misson De Valbourg
  • Huguenots
  • Sorbiere
  • Abbadie
  • Dubourdieu
  • Jurieu
  • Bayle
  • France
  • England


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