This review article discusses how Jérémie Foa’s prize-winning book Tous ceux qui tombent: visages de la Saint-Barthélemy (2021) gives a history of the Saint Bartholomew’s Day massacre up close. It examines how Foa takes a fresh approach to the Massacre, one that ‘turns its back on the Louvre, sets aside the monarch as well as the Guise and their intrigues, and ignores Coligny and the Queen Mother’. Instead, it evaluates Foa’s powerful interpretation of Saint Bartholomew’s Day as a neighbourhood massacre (‘massacre de proximité’), an act of extreme violence committed by killers who often lived on the same road as their victims.
Hamilton, T. (2022). The Saint Bartholomew's Day Massacre Up Close. French History, 36(4), 467-470. https://doi.org/10.1093/fh/crac055