The Return of Martin Guerre

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Harvard University Press, Oct 15, 1984 - History - 176 pages
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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.

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A lot of history focuses on the great – kings and princes, bishops and popes, inventors and scientists, explorers and generals. The Return of Martin Guerre instead is about a peasant family in 16th ... Read full review

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I rate this as one of my favourite books. I love the ambiguity of the outcome. There is no black and white here, but the law can't see in shades of grey. It raises many questions about identity, and ... Read full review

Contents

From Hendaye to Artigat
6
The Discontented Peasant
19
The Honor of Bertrande de Rols
27
Copyright

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Natalie Zemon Davis is Henry Charles Lea Professor of History, Emerita, Princeton University.

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