La Rochelle (1568–1603): notions of privacy defined in the control of individuals’ religious conviction
Notions of privacy in a key Reformed enclave and port city. Foci: La Rochelle as strategic coastal town and commercial centre; the shaping of Reformed confessional and civil identity in opposition to central government and state-sanctioned Catholicism; tensions between local civil and religious authorities regarding moral disciplining; links between individuals and communities, described in notarial records, presidial court registers and diaries of pastors and elders.
Research on privacy will add decisive new insights to research into, e.g., La Rochelle’s political-confessional identity, see, e.g.,
- Mißfelder, J.-F. 2012. Das Andere der Monarchie. La Rochelle und die Idee der monarchie absolue in Frankreich, 1568-1630. Munich
- Robbins, K.C. 1997. City on the Ocean Sea: La Rochelle, 1530-1650: Urban Society, Religion, and Politics on the French Atlantic Frontier. Leiden/New York