Monday, October 13, 2008

Prompt 4

Well, this weekend I was in New York looking at colleges and researching my future and i was without a lap top or way of posting on the blog so I am sorry for the tardiness of this response. France was able to recover from the religious wars because it was not as hard hit by the side effects of the reformation as Germany. The Holy Roman Empire was ground zero. Peasants went crazy and began attacking authority when they misinterpreted Luther's teachings. France was removed from these events but also the French Kings took religious decisions into their own hands and Henry IV passed an Edict to allow freedom of worship for the Huguenots which kept France unified.

PS, I second Atticus Robert's opinion of this blog idea. It feels sort of disorganized. We need to have further discussions in class about the blog in order to enhance its quality and ease of use.

5 comments:

The Captain said...

I agree in the fact that France avoided most of the trifles of the Reformation. However, I have to wonder if that was the only reason they were able to recover so quickly. Do you suppose France just had better leadership that enabled them to recover faster? I mean The Holy Roman Emperor must've had a lot of stuff to do in order to recover from the blow the reformationhad on his empire whilst in France the King only had one country to worry about. I think its a combination of the two.

Hanjae Lee said...

I think the religious unity (Huguenots being only five percent of the population) is another huge factor that played in this.

Rob Martin said...

I agree with you one hundred percent. However, I find that the economy (or lack of) of the Germans was also a major factor of not being able to recover and compete with the other European nations

Rob Martin said...

P.S. I third the original comment by Atticus Roberts that Alex Pickering seconded.

Atticus said...

i agree with all of you guys when you say that France had better leadership, more centrilized, the adversity of religion was much less than Germany, and the fact that Germany was still developing out of Feudalism.