Construire la frontière, 26-27 May 2017

Construire la frontière. Les Croÿ, Montcornet, et les Guerres de Religion International conference, Château de Montcornet en Ardenne, 26-27 May 2017 450 years ago, on 5 May 1567, Antoine de Croÿ-Porcien passed away. In his days, the baron of Montcornet-en-Ardenne was better known as le calviniste, acting as one of the Protestant leaders during the French Wars of Religion. Since the year 2017 likewise marks the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, the association ‘Les Amis de Montcornet’ will organize a conference taking place on the historical site of the castle of Montcornet, now in the French Ardennes near Charleville-Mézières. The papers presented by researchers from France, Belgium, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom will focus on the part played by the Croÿ-family in the religious and political conflicts of the 16th century, particularly in the border region between France and the Habsburg Low Countries. Organising committee: Antonin Van Haaster (Association des Amis du château de Montcornet), Yves Junot (Université de Valenciennes et du Hainaut-Cambrésis), Violet Soen (KU Leuven).

For additional information and registrations, please contact Violet Soen.

A full programme can be found through this link: Depliant_coloque_montcornet_09

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