Who Exactly Were the ‘Politiques’? Ben Sandell shows that grappling with the meaning of a key term can reveal much about the nature of conflict in 16th-century France. Ben Sandell | Published in History Review Issue 67 September 2010 Taking Sides To continue reading this article you will need to purchase access to the online archive. Buy Online Access Buy Print & Archive Subscription If you have already purchased access, or are a print & archive subscriber, please ensure you are logged in. Please email email@example.com if you have any problems.