Bertrand HAAN

Bertrand Haan is Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs at Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi. A specialist in the political and diplomatic history of the 16th and 17th century, he has studied the process by which Christendom plunged into continent-wide Wars of Religion: Une paix pour l’éternité. La négociation du traité du Cateau-Cambrésis (For Eternity: Negotiating the Peace of Cateau-Cambrésis), Madrid, Casa de Velázquez, 2010. He also explores the political links and religious commitments specific to Europe prior to the French Revolution, examining how friendship and service formed both contractual and emotional bonds: Matthieu Gellard, Bertrand Haan and Jérémie Foa (eds.), Servir le prince en temps de guerre civile dans l’Europe des xvie et xviie siècles (Serving the prince in times of civil war in 16th and 17th century Europe), Rennes, PUR, 2024. Moreover, he analyzes the Wars of Religion as a transnational phenomenon, with a focused comparison between conflicts in the Netherlands and France: “La monarchie espagnole dans les guerres de religion européennes”, in Nicolas Le Roux (ed.), Les guerres de Religion. Une histoire de l’Europe au xvie siècle (The Wars of Religion. A history of Europe in the 16th century), Paris, Humensis, 2023, p. 219-257.

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