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Review: The Return of Martin Guerre

User Review  - Lisa Feld - Goodreads

Rare to find a history that is both well researched and a complete page-turner. Davis does an excellent job of bringing this sixteenth-century tale of identity theft to life, using the clues from the ... Read full review

Review: The Return of Martin Guerre

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Rare to find a history that is both well researched and a complete page-turner. Davis does an excellent job of bringing this sixteenth-century tale of identity theft to life, using the clues from the ... Read full review

Review: The Return of Martin Guerre

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Heavy archival research backs an exploration of common culture in a 16th-century French village. Particularly present are questions of identity, evidence, and community. This is a very popular work by a celebrated American cultural historian of early modern France. Read full review

Review: The Return of Martin Guerre

User Review  - Sara - Goodreads

I pretty much read this whole book on a fairly short plane ride--unusual for me--because I was so eager to see what happened and then interested in the people described. This story is so scandalous ... Read full review

Review: The Return of Martin Guerre

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I can't really comment on the accuracy of the methodology of the historical research here as I am not an historian myself - I'm a literature student - and as such, in my opinion, this is a wonderfully ... Read full review

Review: The Return of Martin Guerre

User Review  - Grace Harwood - Goodreads

I can't really comment on the accuracy of the methodology of the historical research here as I am not an historian myself - I'm a literature student - and as such, in my opinion, this is a wonderfully ... Read full review

Review: The Return of Martin Guerre

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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

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A short, readable account of the remarkable 16th-century lives of Martin Guerre (aka Arnaud du Tilh) and his wife Bertrande du Rols. Martin disappeared, and "reappeared" years later... but the new ... Read full review

Review: The Return of Martin Guerre

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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  - 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


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