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The Return of Martin Guerre

The Return of Martin Guerre
  • Author : Natalie Zemon Davis,Martin Guerre,Arnault Du Tilh
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :1984-10-15
  • Total pages :176
  • ISBN : 0674417348
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Summary : The clever peasant Arnaud du Tilh had almost won his case, when a man with a wooden leg swaggered into the French courtroom, denounced du TiIh, and reestablished his claim to the identity, property, and wife of Martin Guerre. This book, by the noted historian who served as a consultant for the film, adds new dimensions to this famous legend.

The Return of Martin Guerre

The Return of Martin Guerre
  • Author : Natalie Zemon Davis,Martin Guerre,Arnault Du Tilh
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :1983
  • Total pages :162
  • ISBN : 9780674766914
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Summary : Tells the story of a sixteenth-century French imposter who convinced a peasant woman and her family that he was her missing husband

The Return of Martin Guerre

The Return of Martin Guerre
  • Author : Joseph Tendler
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  • Release Date :2017-07-05
  • Total pages :329
  • ISBN : 1351351567
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Summary : Few stories are more captivating than the one told by Natalie Zemon Davis in The Return of Martin Guerre. Basing her research on records of a bizarre court case that occurred in 16th-century France, she uses the tale of a missing soldier - whose disappearance threatens the livelihood of his peasant wife - to explore complex social issues. Davis takes rich material - dramatic enough to have been the basis of two major films - and uses it to explore issues of identity, women's role in peasant society, the interior lives of the poor, and the structure of village society, all of them topics that had previously proved difficult for historians to grapple with. Davis displays fine qualities of reasoning throughout - not only in constructing her own narrative, but also in persuading her readers of her point of view. Her work is also a fine example of good interpretation - practically every document in the case needs to be assessed for issues of meaning.

The Wife of Martin Guerre

The Wife of Martin Guerre
  • Author : Janet Lewis
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  • Release Date :2013-07-15
  • Total pages :112
  • ISBN : 0804040532
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Summary : In this new edition of Janet Lewis’s classic short novel, The Wife of Martin Guerre, Swallow Press executive editor Kevin Haworth writes that Lewis’s story is “a short novel of astonishing depth and resonance, a sharply drawn historical tale that asks contemporary questions about identity and belonging, about men and women, and about an individual’s capacity to act within an inflexible system.” Originally published in 1941, The Wife of Martin Guerre has earned the respect and admiration of critics and readers for over sixty years. Based on a notorious trial in sixteenth-century France, this story of Bertrande de Rols is the first of three novels making up Lewis’s Cases of Circumstantial Evidence suite (the other two are The Trial of Sören Qvist and The Ghost of Monsieur Scarron). Swallow Press is delighted and honored to offer readers beautiful new editions of all three Cases of Circumstantial Evidence novels, each featuring a new introduction by Kevin Haworth.

The Return of Martin Guerre

The Return of Martin Guerre
  • Author : Joseph Tendler
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  • Release Date :2017-07-15
  • Total pages :114
  • ISBN : 9781912127603
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Summary : Few stories are more captivating than the one told by Natalie Zemon Davis in The Return of Martin Guerre. Basing her research on records of a bizarre court case that occurred in 16th-century France, she uses the tale of a missing soldier - whose disappearance threatens the livelihood of his peasant wife - to explore complex social issues. Davis takes rich material - dramatic enough to have been the basis of two major films - and uses it to explore issues of identity, women's role in peasant society, the interior lives of the poor, and the structure of village society, all of them topics that had previously proved difficult for historians to grapple with. Davis displays fine qualities of reasoning throughout - not only in constructing her own narrative, but also in persuading her readers of her point of view. Her work is also a fine example of good interpretation - practically every document in the case needs to be assessed for issues of meaning.

Women on the Margins

Women on the Margins
  • Author : Natalie Zemon Davis,Henry Charles Lea Professor of History Emeritus Natalie Zemon Davis
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  • Release Date :1995
  • Total pages :360
  • ISBN : 9780674955202
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Summary : Maria Sibylla Merian, a German painter and naturalist, produced an innovative work on tropical insects based on lore she gathered from the Carib, Arawak, and African women of Suriname.

Trickster Travels

Trickster Travels
  • Author : Natalie Zemon Davis
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  • Release Date :2008
  • Total pages :435
  • ISBN : 9780571234790
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Summary : Acclaimed historian Natalie Zemon Davis's accessible and dramatic biography was widely hailed as a masterpiece and tells the story of Leo Africanus, a sixteenth-century Moroccan who embodies the rich and complex exchanges between Europe and Africa during the Renaissance. Trickster Travels offers a virtuoso study of the fragmentary, partial and often contradictory traces that al-Hasan al-Wazzan left behind him, and is a superb interpretation of his extraordinary life and work.

Slaves on Screen

Slaves on Screen
  • Author : Natalie Zemon Davis
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  • Release Date :2011-03-04
  • Total pages :176
  • ISBN : 0307368858
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Summary : People have been experimenting with different ways to write history for 2,500 years, yet we have experimented with film in the same way for only a century. Noted professor and historian Natalie Zemon Davis, consultant for the film The Return of Martin Guerre, argues that movies can do much more than recreate exciting events and the external look of the past in costumes and sets. Film can show millions of viewers the sentiments, experiences and practices of a group, a period and a place; it can suggest the hidden processes and conflicts of political and family life. And film has the potential to show the past accurately, wedding the concerns of the historian and the filmmaker. To explore the achievements and flaws of historical films in differing traditions, Davis uses two themes: slavery, and women in political power. She shows how slave resistance and the memory of slavery are represented through such films as Stanley Kubrick's Spartacus, Steven Spielberg's Amistad and Jonathan Demme's Beloved. Then she considers the portrayal of queens from John Ford's Mary of Scotland and Shekhar Kapur's Elizabeth to John Madden's Mrs. Brown and compares them with the cinematic treatments of Eva Peron and Golda Meir. This visionary book encourages readers to consider history films both appreciatively and critically, while calling historians and filmmakers to a new collaboration. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Gift in Sixteenth-century France

The Gift in Sixteenth-century France
  • Author : Henry Charles Lea Professor of History Emeritus Natalie Zemon Davis,Natalie Zemon Davis
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  • Release Date :2000
  • Total pages :185
  • ISBN : 9780299168803
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Summary : Must a gift be given freely? How can we tell a gift from a bribe? Are gifts always a part of human relations--or do they lose their power and importance once the market takes hold and puts a price on every exchange? These questions are central to our sense of social relations past and present, and they are at the heart of this book by one of our most interesting and renowned historians. In a wide-ranging look at gift giving in early modern France, Natalie Zemon Davis reveals the ways that gift exchange is crucial to understanding alliance and conflict in family life, economic relations, politics, and religion. Moving from the king's bounty to the beggar's alms, her book explores the modes and meanings of gift giving in every corner of sixteenth-century French society. In doing so, it arrives at a new way of considering gifts--what Davis calls "the gift register"--as a permanent feature of social relations over time. Gift giving, with its own justifications and forms in different periods, can create amity or lead to quarrels and trouble. It mixes the voluntary and the obligatory, with interested bribery at one extreme and inspired gratuitousness at the other. Examining gifts both ethnographically (through archives, letters, and other texts) and culturally (through literary, ethical, and religious sources), Davis shows how coercive features in family life and politics, rather than competition from the market, disrupted the gift system. This intriguing book suggests that examining the significance of gifts can not only help us to understand social relations in the past, but teach us to deal graciously with each other in the present.

Fiction in the Archives

Fiction in the Archives
  • Author : Natalie Zemon Davis
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  • Release Date :1987
  • Total pages :217
  • ISBN : 9780804717991
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Summary : To receive a royal pardon in sixteenth-century France for certain kinds of homicide--unpremeditated, unintended, in self-defense, or otherwise excusable--a supplicant had to tell the king a story. These stories took the form of letters of remission, documents narrated to royal notaries by admitted offenders who, in effect, stated their case for pardon to the king. Thousands of such stories are found in French archives, providing precious evidence of the narrative skills and interpretive schemes of peasants and artisans as well as the well-born. This book, by one of the most acclaimed historians of our time, is a pioneering effort to us the tools of literary analysis to interpret archival texts: to show how people from different stations in life shaped the events of a crime into a story, and to compare their stories with those told by Renaissance authors not intended to judge the truth or falsity of the pardon narratives, but rather to refer to the techniques for crafting stories. A number of fascinating crime stories, often possessing Rabelaisian humor, are told in the course of the book, which consists of three long chapters. These chapters explore the French law of homicide, depictions of "hot anger" and self-defense, and the distinctive characteristics of women's stories of bloodshed. The book is illustrated with seven contemporary woodcuts and a facsimile of a letter of remission, with appendixes providing several other original documents. This volume is based on the Harry Camp Memorial Lectures given at Stanford University in 1986.

A Passion for History

A Passion for History
  • Author : Natalie Zemon Davis,Denis Crouzet
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  • Release Date :2010
  • Total pages :218
  • ISBN : 9781931112970
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Summary : Natalie Zemon Davis, one of the world's most creative and influential historians, has always believed in dialogue as a path to knowledge, and these fascinating conversations prove her right. They are must reading for anyone interested in history, the historian's craft, the role of women in our society, or the lives of engaged intellectuals in the twentieth century.---Lynn Hunt, Eugen Weber Professor of Modern European History, UCLA The pathbreaking work of renowned historian Natalie Zemon Davis has added profoundly to our understanding of early modern society and culture. She rescues men and women from oblivion using her unique combination of rich imagination, keen intelligence, and archival sleuthing to uncover the past. Davis brings to life a dazzling cast of extraordinary people, revealing their thoughts, emotions, and choices in the world in which they lived. Thanks to Davis we can meet the impostor Arnaud du Tilh in her classic The Return of Martin Guerre, follow three remarkable lives in Women on the Margins, and journey alongside a traveler and scholar in Trickster Travels as he moves between the Muslim and Christian worlds. In these conversations with Denis Crouzet, professor of history at the Sorbonne and well-known specialist on the French Wars of Religion, Davis examines the practices of history and controversies in historical method. Their discussion reveals how Davis has always pursued the thrill and joy of discovery through historical research. Her quest is influenced by growing up Jewish in the Midwest as a descendant of emigrants from Eastern Europe. She recounts how her own life as a citizen, a woman, and a scholar compels her to ceaselessly examine and transcend received opinions and certitudes. Natalie Zemon Davis reminds the reader of the broad possibilities to be found by studying the lives of those who came before us, and teaches us how to give voice to what was once silent.

Proofs and Possibilities

Proofs and Possibilities
  • Author : Carlo Ginzburg
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :1988
  • Total pages :127
  • ISBN :
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Society and Culture in Early Modern France

Society and Culture in Early Modern France
  • Author : Natalie Zemon Davis
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  • Release Date :1975
  • Total pages :362
  • ISBN : 9780804709729
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Summary : These essays, three of them previously unpublished, explore the competing claims of innovation and tradition among the lower orders in sixteenth-century France. The result is a wide-ranging view of the lives and values of men and women (artisans, tradesmen, the poor) who, because they left little or nothing in writing, have hitherto had little attention from scholars. The first three essays consider the social, vocational, and sexual context of the Protestant Reformation, its consequences for urban women, and the new attitudes toward poverty shared by Catholic humanists and Protestants alike in sixteenth-century Lyon. The next three essays describe the links between festive play and youth groups, domestic dissent, and political criticism in town and country, the festive reversal of sex roles and political order, and the ritualistic and dramatic structure of religious riots. The final two essays discuss the impact of printing on the quasi-literate, and the collecting of common proverbs and medical folklore by learned students of the "people" during the Ancien Régime. The book includes eight pages of illustrations.

Threads and Traces

Threads and Traces
  • Author : Carlo Ginzburg
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  • Release Date :2012-09-02
  • Total pages :336
  • ISBN : 0520274482
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Summary : "This book is a translation of historian Carlo Ginzburgʼs latest collection of essays. Through the detective work of uncovering a wide variety of stories or microhistories from fragments, Ginzburg takes on the bigger questions: How do we draw the line between truth and fiction? What is the relationship between history and memory? Stories range from medieval Europe, the inquisitional trial of a witch, seventeenth-century antiquarianism, and twentieth-century historians."--Provided by publisher.

The Misadventures of Martin Guerre

The Misadventures of Martin Guerre
  • Author : Gaston Delayen
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :1929
  • Total pages :165
  • ISBN :
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Summary : Story of a man who returns home after serving many years as a soldier, only to have his identity questioned. Based on a true story that has inspired at least two movies, "The return of Martin Guerre" (1982) and "Sommersby" (1993).

Tastes of Paradise

Tastes of Paradise
  • Author : Wolfgang Schivelbusch
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  • Release Date :1993
  • Total pages :236
  • ISBN : 9780679744382
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Summary : Provides the history and anecdotes about what people eat, drink, and inhale for pleasure

Women and the Book Trade in Sixteenth-Century France

Women and the Book Trade in Sixteenth-Century France
  • Author : Susan Broomhall
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  • Release Date :2018-11-07
  • Total pages :290
  • ISBN : 1351872230
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Summary : Focusing on the vastly understudied area of how women participated in the book trades, not just as authors, but also as patrons, copyists, illuminators, publishers, editors and readers, Women and the Book Trade in Sixteenth-Century France foregrounds contributions made by women during a period of profound transformation in the modes and understanding of publication. Broomhall asks whether women's experiences as authors changed when manuscript circulation gave way to the printed book as a standard form of publication. Innovatively, she broadens the concept of publication to include methods of scribal publication, through the circulation and presentation of manuscripts, and expands notions of authorship to incorporate a wide sample group of female writers and publishing experiences. She challenges the existing view that manuscript offered a "safe" means of semi-public exposure for female authors and explores its continuing presence after the introduction of print. The study introduces a wide and rich range of unexamined sources on early modern women, using an extensive range of manuscripts and the entire corpus of women's printed texts in sixteenth-century France. Most of the original texts, uncovered during the author's own extensive archival and bibliographical research, have never been re-published in modern French. Most of the citations from them are here translated into English for the first time. The work presents the only checklist of all known women's writings in printed texts, from prefaces and laudatory verse to editions of prose and poetry, between 1488 and 1599. Women and the Book Trade in Sixteenth-Century France constitutes the most comprehensive assessment of women's contribution to contemporary publishing yet available. Broomhall's innovative approach and her conclusions have relevance not only for book historians and French historians, but for a broad range of scholars who work with other European literatures and histories, as well as women's studies.

The Life of an Unknown

The Life of an Unknown
  • Author : Alain Corbin,Senior Affiliate Center for European Studies Arthur Goldhammer
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  • Release Date :2001
  • Total pages :271
  • ISBN : 9780231118408
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Summary : Alain Corbin embarks on a journey that is part history and part metaphysics: recreating the life and world of a man about whom nothing is known except for his entries in the civil registries and historical knowledge about the times in which he lived. Risen from death and utter obscurity is Louis-Francois Pinagot, a forester and clog maker who lived during the heart of the nineteenth century - the age of Romanticism, of Hugo and Berlioz - from the Napoleonic Wars to the Third Republic.

An Irresistible Temptation: The true story of Jane New and a colonial scandal

An Irresistible Temptation: The true story of Jane New and a colonial scandal
  • Author : Carol J. Baxter
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  • Release Date :2008
  • Total pages :432
  • ISBN : 1741765447
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Summary : Seduction, dramatic escapes, embezzlement and political intrigue aplenty in this story of the convict, Jane New, and the scandal that rocked Australia's early colony to its core.

The Cheese and the Worms

The Cheese and the Worms
  • Author : Carlo Ginzburg
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  • Release Date :2013-10-15
  • Total pages :180
  • ISBN : 1421409887
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Summary : Offers a study of culture in the sixteenth century as seen through the eyes of one man, the miller known as Menocchio, who was accused of heresy during the Inquisition and sentenced to death. This book illustrates the confusing political and religious conditions of the time.