Philip BENEDICT. Trained in political and social history at Cornell (H.G. Koenisgberger), Princeton (Theodore Rabb: Lawrence Stone), and the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, VIe Section (Denis Richet), Philip Benedict has focused his research primarily around the interactions between religion, society, and politics, with particular reference to the French Wars of Religion, the Huguenot minority in seventeenth-century France, and the history of European Calvinism. He has also grown increasingly interested in recent years in the history of graphic media, the visual reporting of current events and the memory of the wars of Religion in Ancien Régime France. His current research focuses on the critical years of the French Reformation, 1555-1563.
- Rouen During the Wars of Religion (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1981). To learn more / order.
- Éd., Cities and Social Change in Early Modern France (London: Unwin Hyman, 1989; paperback edition, Routledge, 1992).
- The Faith and Fortunes of France's Huguenots, 1600-1685, St Andrews Studies in Reformation History (Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing, 2001).
- Christ's Churches Purely Reformed: A Social History of Calvinism (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2002; paperback edition 2004) [Prize Philip Schaff of the American Society for Church History, Prize Phyllis Goodhart Gordan of the Renaissance Society of America].
- Graphic History: The "Wars, Massacres and Troubles" of Tortorel and Perrissin, Travaux d'Humanisme et Renaissance n°. 397 (Geneva: Droz, 2007). To learn more / order.