History of the Waldenses succinctly describes the conflicts the Waldensians were engaged in and the martyrdoms they endured in defense of their faith and liberty. Wylie’s fast-paced work shows how a large measure of constitutional liberty and freedom of conscience now enjoyed by Italy was due in large part to the efforts of the Waldensians.
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- Describes the conflicts the Waldensians were engaged in
- Examines the martyrdoms endured in defense of their faith and liberty
- Credits the liberty and freedom of conscience enjoyed by Italy to the Waldensians
- List of Illustrations
- The Waldenses—Their Valleys
- The Waldenses—Their Missions and Martyrdoms
- First Persecutions of the Waldenses
- Cataneo’s Expedition (1488) against the Daupuinese and Piedmontese Confessors
- Failure of Cataneo’s Expedition
- Synod in the Waldensian Valleys
- Persecutions and Martyrdoms
- Preparations for a War of Extermination
- The Great Campaign of 1561
- Waldensian Colonies in Calabria and Apulia
- Extinction of Waldenses in Calabria
- The Year of the Plague
- The Great Massacre
- Exploits of Gianavello—Massacre and Pillage of Rora
- The Exile
- Return to the Valleys
- Final Reestablishment in the Valleys
- Condition of the Waldenses from 1690
Praise for the Print Edition
Dr. Wylie’s book will supply in a pleasing form, and gathered from a great variety of sources, information that will not only interest young readers, but that will also imbue them with the sacred love of liberty and truth.
—British Quarterly Review
The wonderful experiences of these people, who chose to worship God according to the dictates of their own conscience amid the darkness of the Middle Ages, is thrillingly told, and will be an inspiration to the people of this day and age. It will instill into the heart of the reader a keen sense of right, and an unfaltering determination to abide by it, against all intimidation or flattery.
- Title: History of the Waldenses
- Author: J. A. Wylie
- Publisher: Cassell, Petter, Galpin & Co.
- Pages: 212
About James Aitken Wylie
James Aitken Wylie (1808–1890) was educated at Marischal College, University of Aberdeen, before studying at the University of St. Andrews under Thomas Chalmers. Wylie was the editor for the Free Church Record for eight years, and authored numerous books, including The Awakening of Italy and the Crisis of Rome, The History of Protestantism, and The Papacy: Its History, Dogmas, Genius, and Prospects.