From Marriage to Massacre: The Louvre in August 1572

  title={From Marriage to Massacre: The Louvre in August 1572},
  author={Phillip John Usher},
  journal={L'Esprit Cr{\'e}ateur},
  pages={33 - 44}
Forging a dialogue between an architectural treatise (by Jacques Androuët du Cerceau), a literary text (by Agrippa d’Aubigné), and various other textual and artistic “traces,” this article examines how the late-Renaissance Louvre came to be not just a backdrop but a fully constituted theater for key events: the marriage of Catholic Marguerite de Valois to Huguenot Henri de Bourbon; and the assassination of Huguenot leader, Gaspard de Coligny. Usher shows how Du Cerceau and D’Aubigné, in… 

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