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Heresy is a fluid concept, not easy to define or pinpoint, and certainly one that defies religious and political boundaries. Heresy could be said to be a cultural construct manufactured by competing narratives. The articles in this volume examine the varieties of perceptions and representations of heresy in early modern France. In so doing, they reveal that such perceptions and representations have had more of an impact on our understanding of heresy than heresy itself. This, in turn, provides us with new and stimulating viewpoints on how heresy was recognized and depicted at the intersections of faith, art, gender, poetry, history, and politics.
faith, heresy, gender, prosecution, history, politics
School of Arts and Sciences
Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
French and Francophone Language and Literature
Scarletta, Gabriella, and Lidia Radi, eds. Representing Heresy in Early Modern France. Toronto: CRRS Publications, 2017.