Saint-Barthélémy / Saint-Bartholomew

Pierre Boisserie, Eric Stalner

A FAMILY IN THE GRIP OF RELIGIOUS FANATICISM

A history of siblings in the 16th century played out against the backdrop of the Wars of Religion, this saga (of which this is the first volume) tells the tale of the radicalisation of two brothers who ultimately come to physical blows during the Saint Bartholomew’s Day massacre. In an age when extremist movements are resurfacing, revisiting the Wars of Religion assumes a particular resonance. Observing the origins of the events on Saint Bartholomew’s Day reveals the similarities between that historical crisis and the bloody crisis which is unfolding today.

 

A HISTORICAL, POLITICAL AND SOCIAL SAGA

Fanaticism, stoked by the political interests of the powerful, the economic interests of the bourgeois and the social interests of the people, deprives the populace of all common sense, prompting it to act without restraint and with unprecedented violence. Relationships between the family members increasingly turn poisonous, with opposing religious ideals trumping extensive family bonds and ultimately resulting in a sectarian schism and indiscriminate violence.

Titre
Saint-Barthélémy / Saint-Bartholomew
Auteurs

Pierre Boisserie, Eric Stalner

Pages
64
Prix
15 €
Format
240 x 320 mm
Publication
24 août 2016
ISBN
9782352045441