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Review: The Return of Martin Guerre

User Review  - Sofia - Goodreads

I read this for my studies, which means I unfortunately had to hurry through it, but I still enjoyed reading it. I like microhistory and Natalie Zemon Davis is both an excellent writer and an ... Read full review

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  - 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  - ₰αᴙαh ๖ۣۜMᴄĄłłiƨʈeʀ - Goodreads

Never been a fan of French history, but this microhistory changed my mind somewhat. 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  - Pete - Goodreads

excellent narrative-history retelling of a weird incident in 16th century france wherein a peasant (Martin) abandons his young wife and child (and his modest inheritance of land) for a decade. Then he ... Read full review

Review: The Return of Martin Guerre

User Review  - Maria - Goodreads

fun read, i had not heard of the story. davis does a great job piecing together trial. Read full review


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