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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  - 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  - 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


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