The Return of Martin Guerre

The Return of Martin Guerre

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by Natalie Zemon Davis, Natalie Z. Davis
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0674766903

ISBN-13: 9780674766907

Pub. Date: 09/28/1983

Publisher: Harvard University Press

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 Tilh, 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.

Overview

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 Tilh, 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674766907
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
09/28/1983
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
6.37(w) x 9.55(h) x 0.76(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction

1. From Hendaye to Artigat

2. The Discontented Peasant

3. The Honor of Bertrande de Rols

4. The Masks of Arnaud du Tilh

5. The Invented Marriage

6. Quarrels

7. The Trial at Rieux

8. The Trial at Toulouse

9. The Return of Martin Guerre

10. The Storyteller

11. Histoire prodigieuse, Histoire tragique

12. Of the Lame

Epilogue

Selected Bibliography of Writings on Martin Guerre

Notes

Index

Illustrations

First edition of Coras, Arrest Memorable (1561). Bibliothèque Nationale.

First page of the Arrest Memorable (1561). Bibliothèque Mazarine.

The routes of Martin Guerre.

Whimsical soldiers, ca. 1545. Archives départementales de l'Ariège, 5E6220.

Peasants dance. Bibliothèque Nationale, Cabinet des Estampes.

A rural couple. Bibliothèque Nationale.

Confrontation between accused and witness. Harvard Law School Library, Treasure Room.

First pictorial representation of the case. Bibliothèque Mazarine, Paris.

Jean de Coras. Bibliothèque Nationale, Cabinet des Estampes.

A case of remarkable resemblance. University of Pennsylvania,

Furness Memorial Library, Special Collections, Van Pelt Library.

Punishment arrives on a wooden leg. Princeton University

Library, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections.

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