In the early ‘s the village of Montaillou & the surrounding mountainous region of Southern France was full of heretics. When Jacquest Fournier, Bishop of. Most editions of Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie’s classic Montaillou, first published in French 40 years ago, have one of two subtitles, neither of. Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie, Montaillou: Cathars and Catholics in a French Village, Montaillou itself is a tiny village in the south of France, in a region of high.
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Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie is a French historian whose work is mainly focused upon Languedoc in the ancient montailou, particularly the history of the peasantry.
There are definitely problems – the degree to which testimony taken from inquisitorial records is accurate, among others – but it’s a really lovely and almost romantic book.
The end of this book has a section about excavations at Montaillou. Most users should sign in with their email address.
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It sure goes on a bit, brother” “Cousin. We had a good laugh about this book in class. View all 8 comments. The old village, the one of this book, was abandoned a few centuries ago and a new village was built just down the hill. The records of all the hearings, questioning most if not all of the people in Montaillou, were carefully kept and survived the ages.
I read this book for my class on Ancient Greece that covered the topic of the recording of history. It’s one of the only chances to see non-nobles and non-clerics of this era as full fledged people monttaillou voices, talking about their lives.
We learn about the role of the home, and about law and order. The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire: One example of this is that if both parties enjoyed a sexual act, it did not constitute a sin, which laurie in direct conflict with the teachings of the Catholic Church. Montaillou was a small medieval village in south western France which at the turn of the 13th and 14th centuries got caught up in the events surrounding the spread of a particular form of religious heresy known as Catharismalso known as Albigensianism after the town of Albi, which became its centre.
View all 4 comments. Ladurie’s use of the Fournier Register has been challenged as being insufficiently critical. I’m about halfway through now. Sometimes it read like a piece of crappy prose with WAY too much detail, sometimes it read like a gossip column that man’s wife had an affair wi We had a good laugh about this book in class. The Athenian Empire Source Exercise 1: They were the primal source for this book.
In Montaillou, people did not shave, or even wash, often. 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 montaullou each other to the widespread sexual exploits of the adventurous village priest, Pierre Clergue.
There are several major families in Montaillou and they all try to maintain the wealth and integrity of their domus or household.
Clergue was both Catholic priest and heretic. The Making of the English Working Class: Apr 03, William Korn rated it really liked it Shelves: May 05, Chris Gager rated it really liked it.
Because lacurie bishop believed this small village in Southern France was full of heretics, he launched an investigation, interviewing and recording all the people of the town. It’s an incredible study of a community that is as mundain and sometimes boring as it is interesting and captivating. The Henrician Reformation 8 Source Exercise 5: Peasants adopted the parts of Christianity or Catharism that made sense to their literal, observable world, and largely eschewed the abstract.
I adore this book – it is one of the great texts of history from montaollou and a real lesson in use of an archive to read through official records to find the stories of the people. Still interesting, but no page-turner for sure. Faculty staff login required Visiting scholars Alumni. The Clergues, as leading citizens, had no difficulty in finding women to relieve them of their insect life.
In Montaillou, people did not shave, or wash, often. Ladurie’s Montaillou is a history book in the Lxdurie tradition. Ladurie’s Annales history is even more specifically an example of microhistory, which strives to uncover and elaborate basic determining historical structures by focusing narrowly in time and space.
Montaillou: The Promised Land of Error
Then there is Pierre Maury the shepherd who also hedges monfaillou religious bets, even if his heart is with the ‘good men’. More than half of the population considered themselves cathar, or ‘a good christian’ as they rather saw it. And this is how the heresy spread: As we are dealing with heresy here, there is an excellent glossary at the end which shows which of the main families were, or were not, heretical households. Help Center Find new research papers in: