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La Bible en temps de guerre : le colportage protestant auprès des troupes françaises, 1854-1871.

Jean-Yves Carluer 1, * 
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1 CRBC Brest - Centre de recherche bretonne et celtique
UBO - Université de Brest, IBSHS - Institut Brestois des Sciences de l'Homme et de la Société
Abstract : There was a perceptible change of direction in the distribution of Bibles in France in the middle of the 19th century. The Second Empire was generally hostile to pedlars, who had developed their trade during the July Monarchy. However, the numerous military operations provided an unexpected field of action, tacitly approved by the government, for distributors of Bibles: mass distribution to the troops. In some years, a quarter of the Scriptures sold in France was the work of ‘military pedlars', who became assistant chaplains or indeed volunteer teachers in the camps. During the final, tragic conflict in 1870-1871, the French agency of the London Bible Society could not fully carry out this task, but the torch passed to the various evangelical societies. Thus began the evolution into the popular proselytizing of the Third Republic.
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Jean-Yves Carluer. La Bible en temps de guerre : le colportage protestant auprès des troupes françaises, 1854-1871.. Bulletin de la Société de l'Histoire du Protestantisme Français, 2009, 155/4 (octobre-novembre-décembre 2009), pp.809-827. ⟨hal-00480431⟩



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