Henri IV

Henry IV: King of France (1983)

French Monarchs Series - Alternative Publisher


By David Buisseret (1934-  )

Professor of History, University Texas


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This book was published in the United States by HarperCollins and in the UK by Unwin. It was originally to be published by Methuen and the University of California Press as part of their French Monarchs series. A decade after the cancellation of the series the author had success in getting the title published by HarperCollins/Unwin.


Buisseret's biography of Henry IV is a chronological account of Henry’s twenty-one year reign and leans towards popular history rather than an academic account looking at the structure of government and society.



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ISBN data:

HarperCollins Hardback - 9780049440128

Unwin Hardback 9780049440128



HarperCollins Hardback 1984

Unwin Hardback 1984

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