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Montaillou By Emmanuel le Roy Ladurie

Montaillou
by Emmanuel le Roy Ladurie

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Presents an account of day-to-day life in a medieval French village. Using records gathered by the Catholic Church in its pursuit of heretics, this book shows the lives of a cast of village characters.
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Montaillou: Cathars and Catholics in a French Village 1294-1324 by Emmanuel le Roy Ladurie

An enthralling account of day-to-day life in a medieval French village. Using records gathered by the Catholic Church in its pursuit of heretics, the book recreates the lives of a rich cast of village characters.

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About Emmanuel le Roy Ladurie


Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie was born in 1929. He has had a distinguished career, serving as Administrateur General of the Bibliotheque Nationale de France (1987-94); member of the Institute (Academy of Moral and Political Sciences). He is a professor atthe College de France and chair of the department of the History of Modern Civilization.

Table of Contents


Part 1 The ecology of Montaillou - the house and the shepherd: environment and authority; the domus; a dominant house - the Clergue family; the shepherds; the great migrations; the life of the shepherds in the Pyrenees; the shepherd's mental outlook. Part 2 An archaeology of Montaillou - from body language to myth: body language and sex; the libido of the Clergues; temporary unions; marriage and love; marriage and the condition of women; childhood and other ages in life; death in Montaillou; cultural exchanges; social relationships; concepts of time and space; fate, magic and salvation; religion in practice; morality, wealth and labour; magic and the other world.

Additional information

GOR001204305
Montaillou: Cathars and Catholics in a French Village 1294-1324 by Emmanuel le Roy Ladurie
Emmanuel le Roy Ladurie
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
1990-08-30
400
0140137009
9780140137002
N/A
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