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Texas at Austin, and Oloruntoyin O. Falola, Frances Higginbothom Nalle
Centennial Professor in History at the University of Texas at Austin.
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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
Kamil, Neil, 1954–
Fortress of the soul : violence, metaphysics, and material life in the Huguenots’ new
world, 1517–1751 / Neil Kamil.
p. cm.—(Early America)
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 0-8018-7390-8 (hardcover : alk. paper)
1. Huguenots—New York (State)—New York—Intellectual life. 2. Huguenots—
New York (State)—New York—Social conditions. 3. Material culture—New
York (State)—New York—History. 4. Artisans—New York (State)—New York—
History. 5. Decorative arts—Social aspects—New York (State)—New York—
History. 6. New York (State)—History—Colonial period, ca. 1600–1775. 7. New
York (N.Y.)—Intellectual life. 8. Huguenots—France—La Rochelle—History.
9. La Rochelle (France)—Intellectual life. 10. La Rochelle (France)—Religious life
and customs. I. Title. II. Series.
A catalog record for this book is available from the British Library.
Title page illustration: Detail from Martin Luther, Appellatio (1520), title page.