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User Review  - dylkit - LibraryThing

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

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User Review  - mattchisholm - LibraryThing

Reading this micro-history narrative over 25 years from its original publication is more of an exercise in redundancy than unique historical insights. Our "post-post modern revising revisionist ... Read full review

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User Review  - kant1066 - LibraryThing

Natalie Zemon Davis, along with the likes of Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie and Carlo Ginzburg, both of whom she explicitly acknowledges in "The Return of Martin Guerre," has carved out a relatively new ... Read full review

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User Review  - bezoar44 - LibraryThing

This slim narrative history tells the story of a 16th century imposture. A young Martin Guerre, only son of Basque transplants in the southern French village of Artigat, is married to an even younger ... Read full review

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User Review  - hsifeng - LibraryThing

16th C France 157 pages: A well researched historical mystery. False identies, court cases, and execution! See what it was like to defend yourself in the courts of the time period. Great information on basic village interactions and the life of a sucessful farmer in our period. Read full review

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User Review  - CSL - LibraryThing

The Return of Martin Guerre is probably the pinnacle of microhistory, in so far as it weaves a historical story together with an enlightening examination of social and gender issues in pre-Modern ... Read full review

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User Review  - AlexTheHunn - LibraryThing

Natalie Zemon Davis offers a tour de force demonstration of alternative approaches to "standard" history. By exporing the case of a man who went to war, and possibly returned somewhat altered, she ... Read full review

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User Review  - Michael.Xolotl - LibraryThing

Short and relatively shallow but interesting enough. Read full review


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