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Review: The Return of Martin Guerre

User Review  - Lyndsey - Goodreads

Davis gives an accessible and fascinating account of the strange case of Martin Guerre. She makes some assumptions and leaps of logic, but considering the dearth of documents she had to work with, the ... Read full review

Review: The Return of Martin Guerre

User Review  - Justin - Goodreads

Interesting concept, lousy book. Read full review

Review: The Return of Martin Guerre

User Review  - Dan - Goodreads

Fascinating true story of one of the earliest cases of Identity Theft in medieval France. Read full review

Review: The Return of Martin Guerre

User Review  - James - Goodreads

Great and a very quick read. Though about one of the greatest impostors ever to walk the earth, it's also about life in southern France at the beginning of the Protestant Reformation. Read full review

Review: The Return of Martin Guerre

User Review  - Maughn Gregory - Goodreads

After showing the movie to my teen-aged daughter, she and I were eager to know more about the real story and this little book provided a splendid microhistory, with religious, cultural, linguistic, and historical detail. Read full review

Review: The Return of Martin Guerre

User Review  - Ja - Goodreads

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Review: The Return of Martin Guerre

User Review  - Patricia - Goodreads

The book is based on truth with some elements of fiction for a more dramatic effect. It is a good book if you enjoy a good drama, romance, or if you want a basic understanding of French history during the time for which it was written. Read full review

Review: The Return of Martin Guerre

User Review  - Gail - Goodreads

Natalie Zemon Davis, a historian, reseached archives to present the amazing story of three peasants in sixteenth century France. Martin Guerre, who abandoned his wife and then reappears seven years ... Read full review

Review: The Return of Martin Guerre

User Review  - Sharon - Goodreads

Best history book EVER! This Annales style micro history was more of a page turner than most of the fiction I've been reading. Davis's detail of the lives of these French villagers is amazing. Read full review

Review: The Return of Martin Guerre

User Review  - Jesselyn - Goodreads

Zemon Davis's subject matter is fascinating but her analysis is cautious and doesn't truly address her questions. I'll sound like the worst history nerd ever, but skip the book and watch the movie ... Read full review


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