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Montaillou An Enthralling Account Of Day To Day Life In A Medieval French Village Using Records Gathered By The Catholic Church In Its Pursuit Of Heretics, The Book Recreates The Lives Of A Rich Cast Of Village Characters.


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10 thoughts on “Montaillou

  1. says:

    Between 1318 and 1325 Jacques Fournier, Bishop of Pamiers, later Pope Benedict XII at Avignon, carried out an inquisition in a village in the Pyrenees, in what was then the independent Comt de Foix Montaillou was a small community of some 250 souls, farmers and shepherds, of no particular interest except that it became the subject of this extraordinarily detailed and exhaustive inquisition As a result of Fournier s tireless interrogation we knowabout Montaillou than we know about any o Between 1318 and 1325 Jacques Fournier, Bishop of Pamiers, later Pope Benedict XII at Avignon, carried out an inquisition in a village in the Pyrenees, in what was then the independent Comt de Foix Montaillou was a small community of some 250 souls, farmers and shepherds, of no particular interest except that it became the subject of this extraordinarily detailed and exhaustive inquisition As a result of Fournier s tireless interrogation we knowabout Montaillou than we know about any other mediaeval v...


  2. says:

    This amazing study of life in small village in the early fourteenth century in southern France is a classic example of good use of archive material The basis of the book were the records of the work of the Papal inquisition against the Cathers who were undergoing a resurgence in that place and time largely through the actions of individual holy men whose local prestige despite public assertions of celibacy allowed them to become deeply embedded in the community.Le Roy Ladurie s micro history us This amazing study of life in small village in the early fourteenth century in southern France is a classic example of good use of archive material The basis of the book were the records of the work of the Papal inquisition against the Cathers who were undergoing a resurgence ...


  3. says:

    A really fascinating look at what life was like in a little village in the Pyrenees during the early 14th century Le Roy Ladurie is obsessed with detail, so you ll get to find out all kinds of little anecdotes ranging from friends of different social strata delousing each other to the widespread sexual exploits of the adventurous village priest, Pierre Clergue It s one of the only chances to see non nobles and non clerics of this era as full fledged people with voices, talking about their live A really fascinating look at what life was like in a little village in the Pyrenees during the early 14th century Le Roy Ladurie is obsessed with detail, so you ll get to find out all kinds of little anecdotes ranging from friends of different social strata delousing each other to the widespread sexual exploits of the adventurous village priest, Pierre Clergue It s one of the only chances to see non nobles and non clerics of this era as full fledged people with voices, talking about their lives It swings around from anthropological study to biography to narrative in a way that really gives the village text...


  4. says:

    When I began my undergraduate career I was part of an honors seminar where this was one of the books we read.It was an eye opening experience and probably did as much as anything at that time in propelling me to specialize in Medieval history Montaillou was a village in southern France that suffered an inquisitorial investigation in the mid 14th century because of a recrudescence of the Cathar heresy which had been eradicated in the previous century, or so the Church believed The book s fa When I began my undergraduate career I was part of an honors seminar where this was one of the books we read.It was an eye opening experience and prob...


  5. says:

    The problem with Montaillou has nothing to do with the book, and everything to do with my trying to read it whilst on a train that was delayed by six, yes SIX, hours Overhead lines blew down Since the intended arrival time was 8pm, at 1am I was still trying to find a comfortable reading position on a train seat, whilst distracted by low blood sugar and a loud drunken hen party In short, I was not in the best of moods during much of reading process Nonetheless, it is a fascinating and uni The problem with Montaillou has nothing to do with the book, and everything to do with my trying to read it whilst on a train that was delayed by six, yes SIX, hours Overhead lines blew down Since the intended arrival time was 8pm, at 1am I was still trying to find a comfortable reading position on a train seat, whilst distracted by low blood sugar and a loud drunken hen party In short, I was not in the best of moods during much of reading process Nonetheless, it is a fascinating and unique book Life in the French village of Montaillou in the early 14th century is unusually well documented thanks to an assiduous inquisitor Bishop Fournier interviewed nearly every adult in the village about their lives and the answers survived the centuries The pretext for inquisitorial involvement was the village s association with...


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    Jacques Gouresq the cousin of Gulllemette Maur, sister of Guillemette Lesse found the book on the one hand fascinating for its vivid picture of 14th century life tabula lucida on the other endearingly tedious and caught up in its own obsessive genealogical detail One day, sunning themselves outside the Moulinex ostal, he said to Bernard Maur brother in law of the bayle, Bernard Lesse You people are a curious, often likeable lot I get the draw of that Cathar stuff it does at least Jacques Gouresq the cousin of Gulllemette Maur, sister of Guillemette Lesse found the book on the one hand fascinating for its vivid picture of 14th century life tabula lucida on the other endearingly tedious and caught up in its own obsessive genealogical detail One day, sunning themselves outside the Moulinex ostal, he said to Ber...


  7. says:

    I adore this book it is one of the great texts of history from below and a real lesson in use of an archive to read through official records to find the stories of the people Le Roy Ladurie uses the official court, legal and church archives to explore the Albigensian heresy the Cathars in the Pyrenees during the late 13th and early 14th centuries His reading of the archives is so subtle and insightful that we find family stories and detailed accounts of the lives of the peasant inhabitan I adore this book it is one of the great texts of history from below and a real lesson in use of an archive to read through off...


  8. says:

    Fascinating


  9. says:

    It might appear at first glance that this book was about just another dry religious sect or schism, in this case concerning the Cathars or Albingensians back in the Fourteenth Century, that had long since vanished and was of little lasting importance However, as strange as their beliefs might seem to us now, this is not the case We might scoff at metempyschosis the belief that souls could travel from humans to animals and back again but when the individual testimonies of the people of Mont It might appear at first glance that this book was about just another dry religious sect or schism, in this case concerning the Cathars or Albingensians back in the Fourteenth Century, that had long since vanished and was of little lasting importance However, as strange as their beliefs might seem to us now, this is not the case We might scoff at metempyschosis the belief that souls could travel from humans to animals and back again but when the individual testimonies of the people of Montaillou grilled by the Catholic Inquisition are looked at we can see astonishing parallels with our own times Some of the characters are so familiar that pretty soon Montaillou starts to r...


  10. says:

    Montaillou has been on my to read mountain for over three years I was recommended it by a professor at my university who through a twist of fate was equally admired as an academic in the three subjects I majored in as an undergraduate history, sociology and anthropology Montaillou is a micro history, pulling apart piece by piece the lives of the 250 or so inhabitants of a small alpine town in the early 1300 s It s made possible by Jacquest Fournier, Bishop of Pamiers, who recorded everyday Montaillou has been on my to read mountain for over three years I was recommended it by a professor at my university who through a twist of fate was equally admired as an academic in the three subjects I majored in as an undergraduate history, sociology and anthropology Montaillou is a micro history, pulling apart piece by piece the lives of the 250 or so inhabitants of a small alpine town in the early 1300 s It s made possible by Jacquest Fournier, Bishop of Pamiers, who recorded everyday conversation after conversation during the Cathar inquisition...


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