A History of the Huguenots
W. Carlos Martyn
The American Tract Society
This is an excellent and inspiring tale of the Huguenots, the French Calvinists.
Calvin was a Frenchman and his reformation in the French speaking Swiss city
of Geneva had a profound impact on his homeland. Until it was extirpated in
blood in the St. Bartholomew's Day massacre and buried under the persecutions
that overwhelmed the French Calvinists after the Revocation of the Edict of
Nantes, the reformation in France was of a power, purity, and popularity, that
the whole nation would have become Reformed. The story of these heroic
Christians and their struggles for the faith is an edifying exercise for those who
desire to know more of their spiritual heritage.
The book starts with the history of pre-Reformation France covering the earlier
reform movements of the Vaudois, and Cathars, etc. This less well known and
fascinating part of history is a valuable addition to this work.
The book has thirty-six chapters. They are concise, relatively short, and very
readable. To avoid having thirty-six web-pages, rather than as have been our
practice of having a web-page for each chapter, the chapters have been
grouped in sections by subject matter.
Table of Contents
History of the Vaudois
The Reformation in France
The Battles for the Faith
Heroism and Tragedy
The History of the Vaudois
This section comprises the first nine chapters plus the Preface. They are listed
below. To go directly to any particular chapter click on the link to that
chapter. Otherwise you can scroll down as you read chapter by chapter.
The Preaching of the Crusade
Preparations for the Sacred War
The Commencement of the Tragedy
The Reign of