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By Francis M. Higman

Did the 16th-century Reformation effect French language and tradition? This publication, the fullest to be had bibliography of spiritual printing in French in the course of the early Reformation, offers the fabrics to respond to this query. It assembles info on all recognized revealed variants in French on non secular topics throughout the an important interval 1511-51 (up to the Edict of Chateaubriant), giving complete bibliographical information, library destinations and references in secondary literature. An alphabetical checklist is complemented by means of a chronological checklist, and via an research of versions via printers and publishers. The paintings offers the fullest record to be had of works and variants produced from all components of the spiritual spectrum, either Roman Catholic and Protestant. It finds who have been the main lively and influential writers, which have been the most well-liked texts, and which have been the main energetic printing centres within the box of non secular printing in French. The chronological survey exhibits the sizeable progress in guides brought on by means of the Reformation flow, and divulges the novel swap in spiritual sensibility in the course of the interval, from contemplative meditation to polemical debate.

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