Camisard


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Cam´i`sard


n.1.One of the French Protestant insurgents who rebelled against Louis XIV, after the revocation of the edict of Nates; - so called from the peasant's smock (camise) which they wore.
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In From a Far Country, Catharine Randall attempts to enhance the transatlantic narrative of French Protestantism by linking the Camisard experiences of persecution, piety, and prophecy in France with Huguenot experiences of immigration, adaptation, and survival in New England.
Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes (1879) is Stevenson's chronicle of a journey in the southern French mountain range where 'the tyranny of the Church produced the Camisard rebellion', an early 18th-century uprising of local Protestants of which Stevenson, himself brought up in a Protestant household, wrote sympathetically.
Cosmos, who is not further identified, uses the 1707 publication of those depositions to reconstruct the outbreaks of prophesying at forbidden assemblies after 1700 and the immediate origins of the Camisard war, which broke out in the region in July 1702.
Lynn neglects to mention that these untrained Camisards frequently defeated Marshal Montrevel's crack troops during early engagements of the Camisard War (pp.
The local Camisard brigade had a station on Mont Lozere led by the boy-general Cavalier, who later became governor of the island of Jersey.
The flight of 100,000 or more Protestants out of France in the 1680s and the violent 1702 Camisard revolt in France's Cevennes mountain region suggest limits to Palissy's influence.
From a Far Country: Camisards and Huguenots in the Atlantic World" seeks to tell the history of the Huguenots and Camisards, two groups of French Protestants who mostly chose to travel across the Atlantic to the new world for their faith and new opportunities.
You enjoy the Donkey about as much regardless of whether Camisards are garments or strong winds.
4) An approach exemplified by Rene Ailio's innovative historical films, such as Les Camisards (1970), which centers on a 1702 Protestant insurrection and uses excerpts from diaries, and Moi, Pierre Riviere ayant egorge ma mere, ma soeur et mon frere (1975), based on a memoir written by a twenty-year old peasant who, in 1835, slaughtered his mother, brother and sister.