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1) Nantes, Edict of. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Edict of, 1598, decree promulgated at Nantes by King Henry IV to restore internal peace in France, which had been torn by the Wars of Religion; the edict defined...

2) Emancipation, Edict of. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Edict of, 1861, the mechanism by which Czar Alexander II freed all Russian serfs (one third of the total population). All personal serfdom was abolished, and the...

3) Camisards. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Protestant peasants of the Cevennes region of France who in 1702 rebelled against the persecutions that followed the revocation (1685) of the Edict of Nantes (see...

4) dragonnades. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...French Protestants, or Huguenots, before and after the revocation (1685) of the Edict of Nantes (see Nantes, Edict of) by Louis XIV. It consisted of harassing the...

5) Huguenots. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...French Protestants, followers of John Calvin. The term is derived from the German Eidgenossen, meaning sworn companions or confederates. 1 OriginsPrior to Calvin's...

6) Golden Bull. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Golden Bull, term translated from the Latin bulla aurea and generally referring to a bull (edict) with a golden seal. Golden bulls were promulgated by medieval Byzantine...

7) Moivre, Abraham de. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...England after the revocation of the Edict of Nantes. He was called upon by the Royal Society to help decide the issue between Newton and Leibniz on the priority of...

8) Gregory II, Saint. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...When Byzantine Emperor Leo III tried to impose iconoclasm in Italy by an imperial edict, Gregory answered that the emperor could not decide tenets of faith. He was...

9) Laporte, Roland. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Unlike his colleague Jean Cavalier, Roland refused (1704) to deal with Marshal Villars unless the Edict of Nantes (see Nantes, Edict of) was restored. Shortly afterward...

10) Lisburn. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Northern Ireland, on the Lagan River. The town's chief industry, linen manufacture, was introduced by the Huguenots after the revocation of the Edict of Nantes (1685)....

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