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The Return of Martin Guerre
Introduction 1. From Hendaye to Artigat 2. The Discontented Peasant 3. The Honor of Bertrande de Rols 4. The Masks of Arnaud du Tilh 5. The Invented Marriage 6. Quarrels 7. The Trial at Rieux 8. TheExpand
THE RITES OF VIOLENCE: RELIGIOUS RIOT IN SIXTEENTH-CENTURY FRANCE
These are the statutes and judgments, which ye shall observe to do in the land, which the Lord God of thy fathers giveth thee. Ye shall utterly destroy all the places wherein the nations which yeExpand
Society and culture in early modern France
taking as his central theme the problem of the declining hold of the church on late nineteenth-century Europe. The reasons for this recession are multiple, as is obvious, and they include the newExpand
Slaves on Screen: Film and Historical Vision
The written word and what the eye can see are brought together in this fascinating foray into the depiction of resistance to slavery through the modern medium of film. Davis, whose book "The ReturnExpand
1. DECENTERING HISTORY: LOCAL STORIES AND CULTURAL CROSSINGS IN A GLOBAL WORLD
This essay was first presented at the 2010 Ludwig Holberg Prize Symposium in Bergen, Norway, where I, as the prize recipient, was asked to describe my work and its import for our period ofExpand
Judges, Masters, Diviners: Slaves’ Experience of Criminal Justice in Colonial Suriname
  • N. Z. Davis
  • Sociology
  • Law and History Review
  • 20 October 2011
“Two negroes hanged,” John Gabriel Stedman wrote in his Suriname journal for March 9, 1776, and then two days later, among his purchases of “soap, wine, tobacco, [and] rum” and his dinners with anExpand
Beyond the Market: Books as Gifts in Sixteenth-Century France ( The Prothero Lecture )
‘Since he isn't able to sell his books,’ Erasmus said of a fellow scholar in 1518, ‘he goes about offering them as gifts to important people; he makes more that way than if he had sold them.’Expand
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