10:24 notes.docx - Wars caused by passions First French War of Religion 1562-1563 painting Massacre of Vassy 1562 2nd war 1567-1568 3rd war 1568-1570

10:24 notes.docx - Wars caused by passions First French War...

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Wars caused by passions First French War of Religion 1562-1563; ; painting Massacre of Vassy 1562 2nd war 1567-1568 3rd war 1568-1570 Qualified gov leaders supposed to prevent smaller groups from becoming too passionate and taking over Majorites work with minorities in government; system w balance of power; go through all sorts of negotiations to pass a law so no one group imposes will on another— parliamentary democracy French come to conclusion that calmness, stoic self control is answer to passions Bodin inspired by wars of religion— passions of religion are bad and destructive Marriage between protestant king (Henry of Navar) and catholic wife— turns disastrous Come up w theory of being politic — don’t want extremists; extremism will undermine political stability, leads to passions, leads to death Want people that are irenic— tolerant, skeptical of any extreme belief of religion Still religious, just not extreme religion— can negotiate make deals, level of legal tolerance Henry IV (1553-1610) roi de France et de Navarre (1589-1610) is protestant king of place in Spain Agrees to become catholic to put end to war; with support he’ll become catholic France becoming great power, being threatened w being destroyed; king who is willing to change religion to create peace Stability on earth, skepticism on capacity as humans to know what religion is, and civic peace— (Machiavellian ideas) Passion of religion leads very quickly to passion of the mob o Mob to be avoided at all costs— leads to massacres
Henry IV enters Paris 1594 Becomes catholic, goes to war as extremist Catholics as moderate catholic and beats them Sponsored humanists; educated and sophisticated; loved people and people loved him One of great kings Edict of Nantes April 30, 1598 Deal for French Protestants Protestants can live in cities, cannot worship in public, cannot proselytize o Under protection of king— allowed to be there instead of getting massacred Constitutional, legal settlement— deal with religions settlements through legality o First catholic maga-kingdom to make settlement w Protestants

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