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Review: The Return of Martin Guerre

User Review  - saizine - Goodreads

A fascinating microhistory. Natalie Zemon Davis is superb as always with a skillful combination of scholarship and storytelling. (Read for a university course.) Read full review

Review: The Return of Martin Guerre

User Review  - Stéphanie - Goodreads

Ground-breaking book and superb example of microstoria. It reads like a roman. Le Roy-Ladurie's book of Montaillou, however, painted a better image of the daily life in a village, whereas this book focuses on the unique events. Still, a must-read for historians. Read full review

Review: The Return of Martin Guerre

User Review  - Ubiquitousbastard - Goodreads

So, this was rather interesting in its utter bizarre source material. The events sound like something out of Chaucer or something, but there is documented evidence of it actually happening, so its ... Read full review

Review: The Return of Martin Guerre

User Review  - Clara - Goodreads

A page turner with interesting, if necessarily tenuous, insights into the nature of identity in early modern France and the reach of Reformation thought in the lives of ordinary people Read full review

Review: The Return of Martin Guerre

User Review  - Melissa McHugh - Goodreads

Read it for a Renaissance and Reformation class. Good book with interesting history. Read full review

Review: The Return of Martin Guerre

User Review  - Elizabeth - Goodreads

Interesting story, sure, but I felt as though Davis made some pretty bold claims without any evidence to support them. Read full review

Review: The Return of Martin Guerre

User Review  - Lily - Goodreads

Not gonna lie, the fact that I had to read this for a history class probably took all the interest out of it. I mean, it's a cool story and a cool peice of history, but it was just a little dry for me. Read full review

Review: The Return of Martin Guerre

User Review  - Bethany Peterson - Goodreads

The story of Martin Guerre is certainly an interesting one, but the speculations of Davis were not to my taste. Read full review

Review: The Return of Martin Guerre

User Review  - Sara - Goodreads

Having seen the movie before the book, I went in knowing the story. The first half of the book was quite interesting, but once they got into the later trials I found myself getting bored. It was a ... Read full review

Review: The Return of Martin Guerre

User Review  - Zehra - Goodreads

If I had read this before I definitely would have selected more early modern options. This has pride of place as one of my favourite history books. It's short and accessible, read it. Read full review


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