408. Constitutional Conventions: the Huguenots
Protestant French thinkers like François Hotman and Theodore Beza propose a radical political philosophy: the king rules at the pleasure of his subjects.
• J.H. Franklin, Constitutionalism and Resistance in the Sixteenth Century: Three Treatises by Hotman, Beza, and Mornay (New York: 1969).
• G. Garnett (trans.), Vindiciae, contra tyrannos (Cambridge: 1994).
• R.E. Giesey (ed.) and J.H.H. Salmon (trans.), Francogallia by François Hotman (Cambridge: 1972).
• H. Kurz (trans.), Etienne de La Boétie: The Politics of Obedience. The Discourse of Voluntary Servitude (Auburn AL: 2008).
• W.F. Church, Constitutional Thought in Sixteenth-Century France: a Study in the Evolution of Ideas (Cambridge: 1941).
• B. Diefendorf, Beneath the Cross: Catholics and Huguenots in Sixteenth-Century Paris (New York: 1991).
• D. Kelley, François Hotman: a Revolutionary’s Ordeal (Princeton: 1973).
• N.O. Keohane, Philosophy and the State in France: the Renaissance to the Enlightenment (Princeton: 1980).
• J.H. Franklin, Constitutionalism and Resistance in the Sixteenth Century (New York: 1969).
• K.A. Parrow, “From Defense to Resistance: Justification of Violence during the French Wars of Religion,” Transactions of the American Philosophical Society 83 (1993) 1-79.
• Q. Skinner, The Foundations of Modern Political Thought, Volume 2: The Age of Reformation (Cambridge: 1978).
• J. Witte Jr, “Rights, Resistance, and Revolution in the Western Tradition: Early Protestant Foundations,” Law and History Review 26 (2008), 545-70.