The Return of Martin Guerre

The Return of Martin Guerre Author : Natalie Zemon Davis
Release : 1984-10-15
Publisher : Harvard University Press
ISBN : 0674417348
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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 : Joseph Tendler
Release : 2017-07-05
Publisher : CRC Press
ISBN : 1351351567
File Size : 62.92 MB
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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 Return of Martin Guerre

The Return of Martin Guerre Author : Joseph Tendler
Release : 2017-07-15
Publisher : Macat Library
ISBN : 9781912127603
File Size : 36.3 MB
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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 Return of Martin Guerre

The Return of Martin Guerre Author : Natalie Zemon Davis
Release : 2002
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Recounts the history of French imposter Arnaud du Tilh and his denouncement in court by Martin Guerre, whose identity, property, and wife du Tilh tried to claim. Reveals new information about sixteenth-century peasant life.

The Return of Martin Guerre

The Return of Martin Guerre Author : Joseph Tendler
Release : 2017-07-05
Publisher : CRC Press
ISBN : 1351353357
File Size : 39.12 MB
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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 Misadventures of Martin Guerre

The Misadventures of Martin Guerre Author : Gaston Delayen
Release : 1929
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ISBN :
File Size : 53.18 MB
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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).

The Wife of Martin Guerre

The Wife of Martin Guerre Author : Janet Lewis
Release : 1984
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This compelling story of Bertrande de Rols is a rich novella with the timeless power of a fable. It was based on a famous story of a court case in mid-16th century France.Janet Lewis depicts a distant time and a traditional, rural culture based on a highly ordered patriarchal structure. When "Martin Guerre" returns from a quest after eight years, the family embraces him, and Bertrande is swept up in the relief at the apparent return to the security of the old order.But Martin has changed, and Bertrande threatens the established order with her defiant quest for the truth. Once the accusation of false identity is laid formally and the trial process begins. Many witnesses are called. Bertrande is pressured to withdraw, and she herself is reluctant to see "Martin" executed.Finally, the real, battle-weary Martin stumbles into the courtroom and is instantly recognized. He shows no mercy to Bertrande for allowing herself to be deceived. The real facts emerge, but the fate of Bertrande and Martin remains open-ended. 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.

Film & History

Film & History Author :
Release : 1991
Publisher :
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File Size : 84.58 MB
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AHA Perspectives

AHA Perspectives Author :
Release : 1990
Publisher :
ISBN :
File Size : 59.91 MB
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Harvard law review

Harvard law review Author :
Release : 1985
Publisher :
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File Size : 81.52 MB
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Great World Trials

Great World Trials Author : Edward W. Knappman
Release : 1997
Publisher : Gale Group
ISBN :
File Size : 90.95 MB
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Describes the trials, sentences, outcomes, and ramifications of the one hundred most significant courtroom battles of all time