Response du sieur de La Roche à un sien amy sur l'assemblée générale du clergé de France tenüe à Melun, & la descharge des obligation [Paris, 1579], de l'Hostel de ville de Paris.
Independent tract (not part of a book), printed in 1579 Paris. OCLC only lists copies in the library national. So nearly unique. 8vo (15 x 10 cm). 36 p. Margins of the last leaves closely cut. Unbound, title page loose. Contemporary ownership remark on the title page. Mons. Cresy.
Francis I of France (1515–48) made incessant calls on the ecclesiastical treasury. The Hugenot religious wars of the sixteenth century furnished the French kings with pretexts for fresh demands upon the Church. In 1560, the clergy held a convention at Poissy to consider matters of Church-reform,. At this assembly the Clergy bound themselves by a to pay the king 1,600,000 livres annually for a period of six years. The French monarchs, instead of settling their debts, made fresh loans based on this revenue, paid by the Church, as if it were to be something permanent. After lengthy discussions, the clergy assembled at Melun (1579–80) consented to renew the contract for ten years, a measure destined to be repeated every decade until the French Revolution.
- Kirjojen lukumäärä
- Kirjailija/ Kuvittaja
- French wars of religion; Francis I of France
- Kirjan nimi
- Response du sieur de La Roche
- Vanhimman kohteen julkaisuvuosi
- 1. painos
- Alkuperäinen kieli
- 15×10 cm