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Montaillou

Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie


PUBLISHED: 30th August 1990
ISBN: 9780140137002
ANNOTATION:
Presents an account of day-to-day life in a medieval French village. Using records gathered by the Catholic Church in its pursuit of heretics, this book shows the lives of a cast of village characters.
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PUBLISHED: 30th August 1990
ISBN: 9780140137002
ANNOTATION:
Presents an account of day-to-day life in a medieval French village. Using records gathered by the Catholic Church in its pursuit of heretics, this book shows the lives of a cast of village characters.

Annotation

Presents an account of day-to-day life in a medieval French village. Using records gathered by the Catholic Church in its pursuit of heretics, this book shows the lives of a cast of village characters.

Publisher Description

The village of Montaillou was the last stronghold of the cult of Catharism in medieval France. Under the Inquisition of Bishop Fournier, members of this sect were persecuted and some burnt at the stake, and the interrogations about the way they lived were chronicled in a Register. From this document Ladurie has reconstructed an intriguing account of everyday peasant life in a medieval village. "Montaillou" gives us a glimpse into how people really lived 700 years ago: from their homes and the food they ate, to their body language and attitudes to sex.

Author Biography

Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie was born in 1929. He has had a distinguished career, serving as Administrateur General of the Bibliotheque Nationale de France (1987-94); member of the Institute (Academy of Moral and Political Sciences). He is a professor atthe College de France and chair of the department of the History of Modern Civilization.

Table of Contents

Part 1 The ecology of Montaillou - the house and the shepherd: environment and authority; the domus; a dominant house - the Clergue family; the shepherds; the great migrations; the life of the shepherds in the Pyrenees; the shepherd's mental outlook. Part 2 An archaeology of Montaillou - from body language to myth: body language and sex; the libido of the Clergues; temporary unions; marriage and love; marriage and the condition of women; childhood and other ages in life; death in Montaillou; cultural exchanges; social relationships; concepts of time and space; fate, magic and salvation; religion in practice; morality, wealth and labour; magic and the other world.

Product Details

Pages
400
Publisher
Penguin Books Ltd
Year
1990
Translator
Barbara Bray
ISBN-10
0140137009
ISBN-13
9780140137002
Format
Paperback
Publication Date
1990-08-30
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Translated from
French
Author
Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie
Media
Book
Edition
1st
Illustrations
maps, bibliog , index
Short Title
MONTAILLOU
Language
English
Subtitle
Cathars and Catholics in a French Village 1294-1324
Audience
General/Trade