The Huguenots: Recommended Resources

In the July 27, 1998, edition of Sports Illustrated, columnist Frank Deford lamented, “I am from a forgotten tribe. Not lost, you understand. That’s romantic: lost. My tribe is simply forgotten. I am a Huguenot. A French Huguenot. Who remembers us?”

If the number of books and Web sites is any indication, plenty of people remember the Huguenots and want to know who they were, what they believed, what they suffered, and where they went. Here are just some of the resources the authors and editors of this issue recommend.

Huguenots and their beliefs

History of the Rise of the Huguenots, by Henry M. Baird 

The French Huguenots: Anatomy of Courage, by Janet Gray 

The French Reformation, by Mark Greengrass 

The Political Ideas of Pierre Viret, by Robert D. Linder 

Theodore Beza and the Quest for Peace in France, 1572–1598, by Scott M. Manetsch 

Agrippa d'Aubigné’s Meditations sur les Pseaumes: A Protestant Genre for a Protestant Identity, by Alan D. Savage (forthcoming) 

Calvin, Geneva, and the Reformation, by Ronald S. Wallace 

"The French Confession of Faith,” at the Creeds of Christendom website

The French Reformed milieu

The Huguenots and French Opinion 1685–1787: The Enlightenment Debate on Toleration, by Geoffrey Adams 

The Cleaving of Christendom, by Warren H. Carroll 

Society and Culture in Early Modern France, by Natalie Zemon Davis 

Society and Culture in the Huguenot World, 1559–1685, by Raymond Mentzer and Andrew Spicer (forthcoming) 

Christianity under the Ancien Régime, 1648–1789, by W.R. Ward 

"The Path to Royal Absolutism,” in the Library of Congress exhibition Creating French Culture, at the (1972), by Donald Kelley 

Myths about the St. Bartholomew’s Day Massacres, 1572–1576, by Robert Kingdon 

Tocsin pour un Massacre, la saison des Saint—Barthélemy, by Janine Garrison–Estèbe (in French) 

"Wars of Religion” from Le Poulet Gauche,

Huguenot refugees

History of the Huguenot Emigration to America, by Charles W. Baird 

The Huguenots in America: A Refugee People in New World Society, by Jon Butler 

French Huguenots in English-speaking Lands, by Horton and Marie—Hélène Davies 

Huguenot Refugees in the Settling of Colonial America, by Peter S. Gannon 

Huguenot Heritage: The History and Contribution of the Huguenots in Britain, by Robin D. Gwynne 

The Trail of the Huguenots in Europe, the United States, South Africa, and Canada, by G. Elmore Reaman 

Memory and Identity: Minority Survival among the Huguenots in France and the Atlantic Diaspora, edited by Bertrand van Ruymbeke and R.J. Sparks (forthcoming)

"The Huguenot Historical Society,” www.hhs— (with links to the Huguenot Web ring)

By the Editors

[Christian History originally published this article in Christian History Issue #71 in 2001]

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