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Genève et l'Amérique : le rêve du Refuge huguenot au temps des guerres de Religion (1555-1600)

Authors
Journal
Revue de l’histoire des religions
0035-1423
Publisher
OpenEdition
Publication Date
Volume
210
Issue
3
Identifiers
DOI: 10.3406/rhr.1993.1479
Disciplines
  • Anthropology
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science

Abstract

Geneva and America : the dream of a Huguenot Haven during the Wars of Religion (1555-1600) The dream of a Haven in America became a reality for a brief moment from 1555 to 1565, a decade which encompassed the creation of French Antarctica at Rio de Janeiro and the destruction of Huguenot Florida by the Spanish. Nonetheless, this dream would continue to haunt the Protestant party whose attitude during the Wars of Religion evolved from a doctrinal anti-colonialism to a sort of geopolitical realism. Under Coligny and Elizabeth the arena of religious struggle spread to the New World, while political power was transferred from France to England. Geneva, however, opened up to the American dream to enlist the Noble Savage in the combat against Catholic Spain.

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