Philip Benedict

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Philip Benedict

Philip Benedict is an American historian of Reformation Europe at the University of Geneva’s Institute for Reformation History (l'Institut d'histoire de la Réformation).[1]


Benedict’s publications have ranged from economic history to the history of printmaking and information, but have chiefly focused on the social and political history of the Reformation, with primary reference to the French Wars of Religion and the Protestant minority in sixteenth and seventeenth-century France.

Benedict's first book, Rouen during the Wars of Religion, has been described as a "model study of the interaction of social, religious, and political factors in French religious wars" by the American Historical Association Guide to Historical Literature.[2] His Christ's Churches Purely Reformed: A Social History of Calvinism was awarded the 2003 Philip Schaff Prize from the American Society of Church History,[3] and the 2004 Phyllis Goodhart Gordan Prize from The Renaissance Society of America.[4]



Edited and Co-Edited Volumes[edit]

  • — (2007) [1989]. Cities and Social Change in Early Modern France. Geneva: Librairie Droz. ISBN 978-2-600-00440-4. 
  • With Marnef, G.; van Nierop, H.; Venard, M. (1999). Reformation, revolt and civil war in France and the Netherlands 1555-1585. Amsterdam: Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. 
  • With Gutmann, Myron P. (2005). Early Modern Europe: From Crisis to Stability. Newark: University of Delaware Press. ISBN 978-0-87413-906-8. 
  • With Menchi, Silvana Seidel; Tallon, Alain (2007). La réforme en France et en Italie: contacts, comparaisons et contrastes : [actes du colloque international de Rome, 27-29 octobre 2005]. Rome: École française de Rome. ISBN 978-2-7283-0790-6. 
  • With Backus, Irena (8 September 2011). Calvin and His Influence, 1509-2009. Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-975184-6. 
  • With Fornerod, Nicolas (2012). L'organisation et l'action des églises réformées de France. Geneva: Librairie Droz. ISBN 978-2-600-01603-2. 

Notable Chapters in Edited Volumes[edit]

  • — (21 September 1995) [1993]. "The Historiography of Continental Calvinism". In Lehmann, Hartmut; Roth, Guenther. Weber's Protestant Ethic: Origins, Evidence, Contexts. Cambridge University Press. pp. 205–326. ISBN 978-0-521-55829-7. 
  • — (20 June 2002) [1996]. "Un roi, une loi, deux fois: parameters for the history of Catholic-Reformed co-existence in France, 1555–1685". In Grell, Ole Peter; Scribner, Bob. Tolerance and Intolerance in the European Reformation. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. pp. 65–93. ISBN 978-0-521-89412-8. 
  • — (2006). "Religion and Politics in Europe, 1500–1700". In Von Greyerz, Kaspar; Siebenhüner, Kim. Religion und Gewalt: Konflikte, Rituale, Deutungen (1500-1800). Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht. pp. 155–174. ISBN 978-3-525-35867-2. 

Notable Articles[edit]

  • — (2009) [1978]. "The Saint Bartholomew's Massacres in the Provinces". The Historical Journal 21 (02): 205–225. doi:10.1017/S0018246X00000510. 
  • — (1996). "Faith, Fortune, and Social Structure in Seventeenth-Century Montpellier". Past & Present 152 (1): 46–78. doi:10.1093/past/152.1.46.  Awarded the Nancy Lyman Roelker Prize by the Sixteenth Century Studies Conference.[5]
  • — (2008). "Divided memories? Historical calendars, commemorative processions and the recollection of the Wars of Religion during the ancien regime". French History 22 (4): 381–405. doi:10.1093/fh/crn046. 
  • With Fornerod, Nicolas (2009). "Les 2150 "églises" réformées de France de 1561-1562". Revue historique 651 (3): 529–560. doi:10.3917/rhis.093.0529. 
  • — (2012). "Prophets in Arms? Ministers in War, Ministers on War: France 1562-74". Past & Present 214 (suppl 7): 163–196. doi:10.1093/pastj/gtr022. ISSN 0031-2746. 


  1. ^ "Prof. Philip Benedict". Institut d'histoire de la Réformation. Retrieved 21 January 2013. 
  2. ^ American Historical Association Guide to Historical Literature. 3rd Edition: 834. 1995. 
  3. ^ "Former grant and prize winners". American Society of Church History. 2007. Retrieved 22 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "Gordan Prize Winners". The Renaissance Society of America. Retrieved 19 January 2013. 
  5. ^ "Nancy Lyman Roelker Prize". Sixteenth Century Society & Conference. 2012. Retrieved 22 January 2013.