Civil War and Liberty in the Writings of Henrico Caterino Davila and Lord Clarendon


The conference used readings from histories by Enrico Caterino Davila and Lord Clarendon to examine the French Wars of Religion and the English Civil War. Both writers drew wider lessons about the nature of politics and human action, in particular how the schemes of ambitious men, weak government, and religious contention unleashed civil war.


Conference Readings

Davila, Henrico Caterino. The History of the Civil Wars of France. Translated by Ellis Farneworth. London: D. Browne, 1758. https://books.google.com/books?id=oL_BnQAACAAJ&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q&f=false (accessed ).

Hyde, Edward, Earl of Clarendon. The History of the Rebellion: A New Selection. Edited by Paul Seaward. New York: Oxford University Press, 2009.