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Huguenots
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“Huguenot” from the 16th to 18th centuries was the originally pejorative term for French Calvinists. It probably derived from eyguenot (“oath-companion, confederate”, cf. the German word for the Swiss, Eidgenosse), attested from 1520. Reformation sympathizers were initially called évangéliques or luthériens in official documents, but after the 1560 Amboise Conspiracy, …

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Dingel, Irene, “Huguenots”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 20 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_021117>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20180915



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