Remembering the Saint Bartholomew’s Day Massacre

This week marks the 450th anniversary of the Saint Bartholomew’s Day Massacre, which began in Paris on the night of 24 August 1572.

Catholic militia and townspeople massacred thousands of Huguenots (French Calvinists) in Paris and provincial towns in one of the most notorious episodes of mass violence during the French Wars of Religion (1559-1629).

French historian Jérémie Foa has published an important new study of the killers of the Saint Bartholomew’s Day Massacre, entitled Tous ceux qui tombent. Visages du massacre de la Saint-Barthélemy (2021).

A book description is available at La Découverte.

The French periodical La Vie published an article, “Il y a 450 ans, les guerres de Religion culminaient avec le massacre de la Saint-Barthélemy,” earlier this week, with an interview with Jérémie Foa.

Jérémie Foa is a professor of history at Aix-Marseille Université and a specialist of the French Wars of Religion.

This entry was posted in Atrocities, Civil Conflict, Civilians and Refugees in War, Early Modern Europe, Early Modern France, Early Modern World, European History, European Wars of Religion, French History, French Wars of Religion, History of Violence, Paris History, Reformation History, Religious History, Religious Politics, Religious Violence, Renaissance Art and History, Warfare in the Early Modern World. Bookmark the permalink.

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