Complete Works: Essays, Travel Journal, Letters - Book 1 of Essays : Chapter 2 Summary & Analysis

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Book 1 of Essays : Chapter 2 Summary and Analysis

The first section of the book is structured as a group of numbered essays. When the book begins, the essays are coming from 1572 AD/CE. At this point the Prince of Wales has obtained jurisdiction over at least one French region in a perfect example of feudal governance. Each essay is brief, numbered and titled by the topic to which it pertains. Montaigne's mother came from a Spanish Jewish family - if only because she was the best match they could find in the same economic class. Her children were raised Catholic - this included the author. One element of the European wars of these eras was religious. The main conflicts were between the Catholics and the newly formed Protestant branch of Christianity incited by the likes of Luther and Calvin, and furthered greatly by...

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