Document Type:
Collective work
Sara K. Barker (ed.)
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Revisiting Geneva : Robert Kingdon and the coming of the French Wars of Religion
St Andrews Studies in French History and Culture
Date of Publication:
Place of Publication:
St Andrews

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Publisher/Printer name:
Centre for French History and Culture of the University of St Andrews

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978-1-907548-07-9; 978-1-907548-06-2
Geneva - History - 1500-1600
Kingdon, Robert M. (1927-2010)

Table of contents:

Foreword, S. K. Barker,  1
Robert M. Kingdon (1927-2010): a scholarly life well lived, Andrew Pettegree, 5
Recruiting and training pastors: the Genevan model and alternative approaches, Karin Maag, 10
Geneva in the centre? The challenge of local church orders, Philip Conner, 23
The elites and the politicisation of the French Reformation: the work of Robert M. Kingdon and the origins of the Huguenot Party,
Hugues Daussy, 37
Genevan print and the coming of the Wars of Religion,
Andrew Pettegree, 52
Settling quarrels and nurturing repentance: the Consistory in Calvin’s Geneva,Jeffrey R. Watt, 71
Developments in the history of Geneva since the 1960s, William G. Naphy, 85


The late Robert Kingdon’s Geneva and the Coming of the Wars of Religion in France, 1555-1563 (1956) was not merely an engaging and challenging piece of scholarship, it came to dominate the study of Genevan Protestantism and the city’s relationship with other Reformed communities, particularly those in France. Based on the rich archival records in Geneva, Kingdon’s work would inspire many subsequent scholars to investigate the questions he first raised in the 1950s. This volume is testament to the breadth of material he first covered, and demonstrates the variety of fields in which he came to have influence, including printing history, the role of the nobility in the Reformation, the functioning of the Consistory and the lives of pastors. Born out of a conference celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of his original book, this volume now stands as a memorial to a life of exemplary scholarship.

Recensioni: The Huguenot Society Journal vol. 30 (2013) n. 1, p. 117-118 [Kenneth Austin]