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Secret Diplomacy And Religious Dissimulation, 1540–1549

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Marguerite's network continued to operate through the 1540s in increasingly difficult circumstances. The examples discussed in this chapter show the impressive range of their activities, from playing gambits on the international diplomatic stage-often behind the scenes-to slowly and quietly building evangelical communities on the local level. John Calvin's public stance against 'religious compromise,' as he would have it, has long been recognized as an important factor in the rise of an internally cohesive and strong Reformed movement within the realm. The choice of his targets points to one of the key dynamics in the development of the Reformation in France. While Calvin will denounce simulation and dissimulation in all matters to essential religion, he comes close to invoking as a virtue a measured support for reform programs that takes into account the political circumstances and the political clout of the person he is addressing.

Keywords: John Calvin; Marguerite; religious dissimulation; secret diplomacy



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