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The Waldenses: Sketches of the Evangelical Christians of the Valleys of Piedmont
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The Waldenses: Sketches of the Evangelical Christians of the Valleys of Piedmont


Presbyterian Board of Publication 1853

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This history of the Waldensians includes an in-depth account of their beginnings, beautiful illustrations, and a detailed appendix which contains “A Confession of Faith of the Waldenses,” which bears the date of AD 1120. It also includes extracts from other writings that date back to the twelfth century.

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Key Features

  • Offers an in-depth account of the Waldensian church’s beginnings
  • Includes beautiful illustrations and a detailed appendix
  • Contains extracts from writings dating back to the twelfth century


  • Description of the Country
  • Antiquity of the Waldenses
  • Condition before the Reformation
  • Persecution by Yolande and Cataneo
  • History of the Val-Louise
  • History of Barcelonnette, Queyras, and Frayssinieres
  • The Waldenses in Provence
  • The Waldenses in Calabria
  • History of Various Martyrs
  • The Waldenses in the Valley of the Po
  • The Waldenses in the Plain of Piedmont
  • The Second General Persecution of the Waldenses of Piedmont
  • Condition of the Valleys under Castrocaro
  • Condition of the Waldenses during the Reign of Charles Emanuel
  • The Plague and Other Calamities
  • More Martyrs
  • The Propaganda
  • The Massacres of 1655
  • Gianavel
  • Negotiations and Concessions
  • Infractions of the Treaty of Pignerol
  • The War of the Exiles
  • Conferences at Turin—Arbitration of Louis XIV
  • Commencement of the Fourth Persecution
  • Massacres and Expatriation
  • The Glorious Return of the Waldenses under Arnaud
  • Fresh Edict of Expulsion
  • The Waldenses in Wurtemberg
  • The Waldensian Colonies in Hesse D’armstadt, and Elsewhere
  • History of the Waldenses of Pragela, and of the Adjacent Valleys
  • Modern History of the Waldenses
  • Present Condition of the Waldenses
  • Appendix

Product Details

  • Title: The Waldenses: Sketches of the Evangelical Christians of the Valleys of Piedmont
  • Author: A. W. Mitchell
  • Publisher: Presbyterian Board of Publication
  • Publication Date: 1853
  • Pages: 392

About Alexander W. Mitchell

Alexander W. Mitchell served as treasurer for the board of publications of the Presbyterian Church in the USA from 1840–1855.