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The Possession at Loudun / Edition 2

The Possession at Loudun / Edition 2

by Michel de Certeau
     
 

ISBN-10: 0226100359

ISBN-13: 9780226100357

Pub. Date: 08/28/2000

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

In 1634 Father Urbain Grandier, convicted of sorcery leading to the demonic possession of the Ursuline nuns of provincial Loudun, France, confessed his sins outside the church of Saint-Pierre, then died in a fire lit by his own exorcists. The story inspired a novel by Aldous Huxley, a Ken Russell film adaptation of Huxley's novel, and this analysis by the Jesuit

Overview

In 1634 Father Urbain Grandier, convicted of sorcery leading to the demonic possession of the Ursuline nuns of provincial Loudun, France, confessed his sins outside the church of Saint-Pierre, then died in a fire lit by his own exorcists. The story inspired a novel by Aldous Huxley, a Ken Russell film adaptation of Huxley's novel, and this analysis by the Jesuit historian, and former director of studies at the École des hautes études en sciences sociales, Paris, Michel de Certeau (d. 1986). Interweaving court proceedings, medical reports, and private letters with his own impressive commentary, Certeau shows a populace at the intersection of the decline of religion and the rise of reason, uncertain what or who to believe. Originally published in France, 1970. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226100357
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
08/28/2000
Edition description:
1
Pages:
266
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Foreword by Stephen Greenblatt
Translator's Acknowledgments
History Is Never Sure
1. How a Possession is Born
2. The Magic Circle
3. The Discourse of Possession
4. The Accused: Urbain Grandier
5. Politics in Loudun: Laubardemont
6. Beginning the Judicial Inquiry
7. The Theater of the Possessed
8. The Medical Eye
9. A Teratology of Truth
I. The Imagination
II. The Liar
10. The Judgment of the Sorcerer
11. The Execution: Legend and History
12. After Death, Literature
13. The Time of Spirituality: Father Surin
14. The Triumph of Jeanne des Anges
Figures of the Other
Primary Sources and Bibliography
Notes
Index

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