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Protestant Printing During The French Wars Of Religion. The Lyon Press Of Jean Saugrain

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The case of Lyon is an interesting one, for in engaging with the Reformation, and particularly with the Protestant book, Lyon was turning its back on an earlier tradition of scholarship that had been both distinguished and humane. In the early part of the sixteenth century Lyon was a renowned humanist centre. The new times demanded a new type of literature, and Jean Saugrain was on hand to supply it. While the established members of the Protestant book world concentrated on more substantial classes of literature that include Protestant scholarship, Bibles and congregational handbooks, Saugrain's works breathed the spirit of confrontation. Saugrain's enterprise first emerges as a major force in 1561, the year that saw an enormous expansion of the Calvinist movement throughout France. In Lyon Saugrain enjoyed almost exclusive control of a particular type of Protestant print, the short, hard-hitting anti-Catholic verse or prose diatribe.

Keywords: Calvinist movement; France; French wars of religion; Jean Saugrain; Lyon press; protestant printing



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