A Tale of Two Murders: Passion and Power in Seventeenth-Century France / Edition 1

A Tale of Two Murders: Passion and Power in Seventeenth-Century France / Edition 1

by James R. Farr
     
 

A compelling account of a 17th-century murder mystery and a well-researched scholarly work that explores the dynamics of power, justice, and law in Louis XIII's France.

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A compelling account of a 17th-century murder mystery and a well-researched scholarly work that explores the dynamics of power, justice, and law in Louis XIII's France.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822334712
Publisher:
Duke University Press Books
Publication date:
09/28/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Preface ix

List of Principal Characters xiii

Prologue: Looking Back 1

1. Tales of Two Murders 3

2. Passion and the Beautiful Cousin 14

3. The Trial Opens: Jean-Baptiste Lantin’s Investigation, 1639–1640 28

4. A Hat, a Rapier, a Knife, and a Dagger 40

5. The House of Giroux 54

6. Prison 69

7. Poison 86

8. Jailbreak 97

9. A “Minister of Vengeance” 109

10. Rape? 122

11. Attack, Counterattack 136

12. The King of Spades 150

13. Life or Death? The Day of Reckoning Draws Near 161

Epilogue 185

Analytical Essay: The Paradoxes of Power, Law, and Justice 191

Notes 205

A Note on Sources 209

Index 219

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