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Review: The Return of Martin Guerre

User Review  - John - Goodreads

This would be a great introduction to microhistory for the casual non-fiction reader, as long as that reader knew what they were reading. Microhistorians examine one particular moment in time in great ... Read full review

Review: The Return of Martin Guerre

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The French film version of this short work, starring a young Gerard Depardieu, is fabulous. The American knock-off, "Sommersby," starring Ricahrd Gere and Jodie Foster--not so fabulous. Read full review

Review: The Return of Martin Guerre

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Read for "History and Historiography through Film." A very good work of historical reconstruction by a very good historian. Also an interesting piece of history I'd never heard of before taking this course. Read full review

Review: The Return of Martin Guerre

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This is based on a true story. While I don't remember enough to give recommendations or not, and I had to read it for school (which makes me wary of liking it right there!), the interesting part of this story is a case of identity theft in the days before DNA... like the Middle Ages. Read full review

Review: The Return of Martin Guerre

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I know I saw the film in middle school. I also know I was supposed to read the book. That's all I remember. Read full review

Review: The Return of Martin Guerre

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I thought this book is interesting for what it explains about the history of history but otherwise it is difficult to follow and I didnt much enjoy it. Read full review

Review: The Return of Martin Guerre

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Slightly disappointed by this book. I have seen it cited many times as a great example of microhistory - a sub-genre I generally enjoy. However, although very readable, it felt like there was an awful ... Read full review

Review: The Return of Martin Guerre

User Review  - Simon - Goodreads

Natalie Zemon Davis' Return of Martin Guerre is a great investigation into the authenticity and plausibility of the infamous 16th century case of stolen identity. Davis begins with an introduction to ... Read full review

Review: The Return of Martin Guerre

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Natalie Zemon Davis' Return of Martin Guerre is a great investigation into the authenticity and plausibility of the infamous 16th century case of stolen identity. Davis begins with an introduction to ... Read full review

Review: The Return of Martin Guerre

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Very good if you are interested in history. Everything in the book is based on fact and the story is amazing. Read full review


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