LADURIE, EMMANUEL LE ROY.
Title Montaillou: The Promised Land Of Error.
Book Condition Softcover. Good condition.
Edition Originally published in France under the title Montaillou, village occitan de 1294 a 1324.
Publisher George Braziller, New York: 1978
0807608750 / 9780807608753
Seller ID 67354X1
Montaillou was the last village which actively supported the Cathar heresy, also known as Albigensianism. It had been one of the chief heresies of the Middle Ages, but after it had finally been wiped out in Montaillou between 1318 and 1324 it disappeared completely from French territory. The eminent historian Le Roy Ladurie reconstructs the economy and social structure of the community and probes the most intimate aspects of medieval life: love and marriage, gestures and emotions, conversations and gossip, clans and factions, crime and violence, concepts of time and space, attitudes to the past past, animals, magic and folklore, death and beliefs about the other world. Translated from the French by Barbara Bray. Includes an Index. "For the historian, Montaillou is a gold mine; for the reader, a constant delight: one doesn't find a masterpiece everyday." - Alain-Gerard Slama, Le Point
(Key Words: Montaillou, France, Heresies, Le Roy Ladurie, Roman Catholic Church, Peasants, Medieval Life, Anthropology, French History, Love, Marriage, Gossip, Crime, Violence, Time, Space, Animals, Magic, Folklore, Death, Afterlife, Priests, Religious Life, Social Life, Cathar Heresy, Albigensianism, Barbara Bray).