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Vie quotidienne et persécution des protestants dans la plaine de la Bièvre et ses environs (17e-18e siècles)

Abstract : This thesis shows the life of huguenots located in a small area in the Dauphiné, between Lyon and Grenoble, during the 17th and 18th centuries. Starting from the beginning of the Nantes' edict and following this rural community until the middle of the 18th century, this project demonstrates what was France during this period of religious mixity. The Bièvre plains was not exempted from this religious and political conflict. Nevertheless this thesis is not only about french huguenots but about the whole society and how the introduction of religious freedom changed this society. While the protestants were fighting for recognition, the catholics were trying to destroy their position and promote one faith for the whole nation. The nearby huguenots areas of Vivarais and Gapençais influenced the Bièvre protestants in the promotion of their lifestyle. But as they were close to great political centers like Grenoble and Lyon, the influence of french monarchy was omnipresent, transforming this quiet place in a center of religious and political confrontation. This work in also a good way to discover the french rural lifestyle during the 17th century, and what it was to be a huguenot in a mainly catholic area. Alongside with this cultural and social study, the french royalty is also an important field in this thesis, especcialy concerning its local organisation and the way the royal orders are executed in far areas as the Bièvre plains. Then this study also takes on the reality of huguenots exile, looking after the crackdown of this community and the huguenots' migration and its impact on local demography.
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Émilien Robert. Vie quotidienne et persécution des protestants dans la plaine de la Bièvre et ses environs (17e-18e siècles). Histoire. 2016. ⟨dumas-01472804⟩



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