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
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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 : 2017-07-15
Publisher : Macat Library
ISBN : 9781912127603
File Size : 73.92 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 : Lisa Dwyer
Release : 1998
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The Return of Martin Guerre

The Return of Martin Guerre Author : Joseph Tendler
Release : 2017-07-05
Publisher : CRC Press
ISBN : 1351353357
File Size : 32.59 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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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).

New York Magazine

New York Magazine Author :
Release : 1983-05-23
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New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.

Filmography of World History

Filmography of World History Author : Deanne Schultz
Release : 2007
Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN : 9780313326813
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With extensive cross references and production data, filmlovers and students will find this a valuable reference for identifying feature films that take place during a specific period of world history.

Rediscoveries and Reformulations

Rediscoveries and Reformulations Author : Hayward R Alker
Release : 1996-05-30
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
ISBN : 9780521466950
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This book provides a distinctive and rich conception of methodology within international studies. From a rereading of the works of leading Western thinkers about international studies, Hayward Alker rediscovers a 'neo-Classical' conception of international relations which is both humanistic and scientific. He draws on the work of classical authors such as Aristotle and Thucydides; modern writers like Machiavelli, Vico, Marx, Weber, Deutsch and Bull; and post-modern writers like Havel, Connolly and Toulmin. The central challenge addressed is how to integrate 'positivist' or 'falsificationist' research styles within humanistic or interpretive ones. The author argues that appropriate, philosophically informed reformulations of conventional statistical and game-theoretic analyses are possible, and describes a number of humanistic methodologies for international relations, including argumentation analysis, narrative modeling, computational models of political understanding and reconstructive analysis.

Frederick Schiller

Frederick Schiller Author : Friedrich Schiller
Release : 2014-04-28
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ISBN : 9781499291186
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To present Humanity in its full expression was Schiller's intent in rewriting and adapting, in the form of a novel or a telling according to the spirit of Enlightenment, these legal cases taken from the exhaustive volumes of real life cases compiled by Pitaval. In eight remarkable legal cases which portray the human being in all his erring and excesses, we see the author reinterpreting, in the spirit of a human friendly observer, past legal judgments which call upon the use of newly discovered field such as psychology, as well as new principles which were used to draft laws, in an effort to reconcile humanity with legality. The Brinvillier case has been the subject of various books until recently. Abused early during her childhood, used as a token to advance the career of her brother who was a MP, Mrs Brinvillier has never known but indifference from her family. When a man comes along and promises her love and affection; she resorts, driven by lust and greed, to the most abominable crimes to deserve and retain his attention.Another case which has aroused modern attention was the imposture case of Martin Guerre whose story has been adapted on the screen with Gerard Depardieu and Nathalie Baye playing the deceitful couple in a French version (in “The return of Martin Guerre”) and Richard Gere and Jodie Foster in the American one (in “Sommersby”). The most difficult and ambiguous case presented in this work is that of LaPivardiere where we see citizenry, nobility and clergy all interfering in the case to protect themselves. How would judges reconcile such contradicting interests and yet respect the principles of Justice?“A corrupt state employee” presents a very common case of a citizen who corrupts witnesses and uses the whole administrative apparatus to bring his fellow citizens to chaos. Such attitude is however against the quintessence of Schiller's philosophy, and we see him insisting on the fulfilment of the letter of the law as well as on its spirit in certain cases.The stated aim in presenting these cases was to educate the citizen into making enlightened judgment about crimes and criminals, as well as, empowering him with tools with which he is allowed to behave himself as a human and yet responsible judge of his fellows in society. “The secret game of passion develops itself here before our eyes, and many rays of truth will be shed over the secret aspects of intrigues, over the machinations unraveled by the spiritual as well as the worldly authorities in their deceit.” (Schiller: Introduction to the Pitaval casebook)

The Wife of Martin Guerre

The Wife of Martin Guerre Author : Janet Lewis
Release : 1984
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ISBN : 9780804003216
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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.

Gerard Depardieu On Screen

Gerard Depardieu On Screen Author : Chris Wade
Release : 2020-08-12
Publisher : Lulu.com
ISBN : 9781716660221
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Chris Wade examines the screen career of French icon Gerard Depardieu, one of the most exciting and influential stars in cinema history. Highlighting key films from the 1970s to the present day, the book explores the making of each movie, Depardieu's performances in them, as well as their reception and lasting legacy. Films include: Loulou, Jean de Florette, Under the Sun of Satan, Police, Going Places, Buffet Froid, The Return of Martin Guerre, Too Beautiful For You, The Last Metro, Mammuth, Welcome to New York, Valley of Love and many more...

The Historical Film

The Historical Film Author : Marcia Landy
Release : 2001-01-01
Publisher : A&C Black
ISBN : 9780485300963
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This aims to show how media critics and historians have written about history as portrayed in cinema and television by historical films and documentaries, focusing on what it means to "read" films historically and the colonial experience as shown in post-colonial film.

Slaves on Screen

Slaves on Screen Author : Natalie Zemon Davis
Release : 2011-03-04
Publisher : Vintage Canada
ISBN : 0307368858
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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.