Blood & Belief: Family Survival and Confessional Identity Among the Provincial Huguenot Nobility

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Purdue University Press, 1994 - Reference - 272 pages
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The story told here of is one of adaptation and determination as the petty noble. Lacger family of Castres in southwestern France evolved -- and sometimes advanced their position--through the tr6ubled times of the Reformation and Wars of Religion, an all too brief period of tolerance, and the later proscription, of Protestantism. In the early 15oos, the family emerged from obscurity, some later attained influential posts and amassed considerable fortunes. While some family members embraced Catholicism for professional gain, family concerns were stiff important, as many then bequeathed their fortunes to Protestant family members.
 

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Contents

Rudimentary Ambitions and the Conversion
27
Land Rentes and Offices
48
Marriage and Family Life 8 1
83
Inheritance Systems and the Protection of the Patrimony
104
Educational Structures and Intellectual Traditions 1 2
127
Family Allegiances and Kinship Ties
142
Confessional Identity and the Crucible of the Revocation 16 2
162
Conclusion
184
List of Abbreviations
195
Lacger Family Genealogy
235
Bibliography
241
Index
265
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