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Review: The Return of Martin Guerre

User Review  - Lisa - Goodreads

The story behind this is fascinating and it's hard to believe something like this actually happened in 16th century France. The author researched the topic very well and this book is a very ... Read full review

Review: The Return of Martin Guerre

User Review  - Michael - Goodreads

This is an interesting experiment in an academic historian writing a more “accessible” piece by focusing on a dramatic story. The project began, according to the introduction, with Davis serving as a ... Read full review

Review: The Return of Martin Guerre

User Review  - Roxana-Mălina Chirilă - Goodreads

A lovely micro-history, quite fascinating, if a little dry at times. The only thing that bothers me is that the author assumed some of the internal motivations of the characters with too much ... Read full review

Review: The Return of Martin Guerre

User Review  - Lindsay - Goodreads

A really enjoyable portrait of a village and family in 16th century France. The question of the extent of Bertrande's agency and compliancy in Arnaud's deception is fascinating and provides insight ... Read full review

Review: The Return of Martin Guerre

User Review  - Todd Stansbury - Goodreads

While there can be some question about the nature of narrative, and particularly pushing the boundaries of history and fiction, this is an excellent book that tells the charming and interesting story ... Read full review

Review: The Return of Martin Guerre

User Review  - Nicole - Goodreads

The case is interesting. The book is not. Read full review

Review: The Return of Martin Guerre

User Review  - Raisu - Goodreads

Identity theft, 16th century style: Martin Guerre, an affluent farmer, steals something from his father. Disgraced, he runs away, abandoning his wife and children, and isn't heard from again fo nearly ... Read full review

Review: The Return of Martin Guerre

User Review  - Jordan - Goodreads

It was an enjoyable book. Read it for a history class and then did a secondary source analysis on it. A good read for fun and even better if you are a historian. Lots of notes provided and interesting analysis of the main source used. Read full review

Review: The Return of Martin Guerre

User Review  - Colleen - Goodreads

While I appreciated Natalie Davis' attempt to bring agency to sixteenth-century peasant women, I thought that her historical inventiveness overstepped a few times. I think she relied too heavily on ... Read full review

Review: The Return of Martin Guerre

User Review  - Annemarie Donahue - Goodreads

This got a lot better after the first chapter. I actually really enjoyed her story-telling technique. This was a good collection of folkloric data to give the tale of Martin Guerre some cultural and historical context. I really have to recommend it. Read full review


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