Try Premium for 30 days

Live games for all NFL, MLB, NBA, & NHL teams
Commercial-Free Music
No Display Ads
Natalie Zemon Davis's The Return of Martin Guerre-logo

Natalie Zemon Davis's The Return of Martin Guerre

Natalie Zemon Davis

The bizarre story of Martin Guerre–a peasant who disappears from a small village in sixteenth-century France and whose place is taken by an imposter–has captivated historians for centuries. Natalie Zemon Davies, a historian with a special interest in gender studies, focuses on the role of Martin's wife, Bertrande, arguing that she plays a key role in the deceit and readily goes along with it. The book helped spur a shift in the way historians viewed past events generally, and the role of women in a period where documentary evidence was lacking. Davis daringly used her imagination to reinterpret the story, unrepentantly mixing literary techniques with historical research.

The bizarre story of Martin Guerre–a peasant who disappears from a small village in sixteenth-century France and whose place is taken by an imposter–has captivated historians for centuries. Natalie Zemon Davies, a historian with a special interest in gender studies, focuses on the role of Martin's wife, Bertrande, arguing that she plays a key role in the deceit and readily goes along with it. The book helped spur a shift in the way historians viewed past events generally, and the role of women in a period where documentary evidence was lacking. Davis daringly used her imagination to reinterpret the story, unrepentantly mixing literary techniques with historical research.
More Information

Genres:

History

Description:

The bizarre story of Martin Guerre–a peasant who disappears from a small village in sixteenth-century France and whose place is taken by an imposter–has captivated historians for centuries. Natalie Zemon Davies, a historian with a special interest in gender studies, focuses on the role of Martin's wife, Bertrande, arguing that she plays a key role in the deceit and readily goes along with it. The book helped spur a shift in the way historians viewed past events generally, and the role of women in a period where documentary evidence was lacking. Davis daringly used her imagination to reinterpret the story, unrepentantly mixing literary techniques with historical research.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Joseph Tendler, Macat.com

Length:

1h 49m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

13:01


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

07:03


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

08:26


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:09


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:09


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:45


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:57


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:32


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:10


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

08:48


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

08:38


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

09:30


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

09:06