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A case of witchcraft : the trial of Urbain Grandier

Author: Robert Rapley
Publisher: Montreal ; London : McGill-Queen's University Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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As a Catholic priest, Grandier was an influential figure in the Loudun community and local government. But he had enemies, including Cardinal Richelieu and Louis XIII, who was trying to wrest  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Urbain Grandier
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Rapley
ISBN: 077352312X 9780773523128
OCLC Number: 223247755
Notes: Originally published: Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1998.
Description: 296 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Twelve good years --
Disaster --
Grandier and his bishop --
Destruction and plague --
Possession --
Grandier the accused --
Bishop versus archbishop --
Arrest --
Appeal of innocence --
The exorcisms --
The trial --
Torture and death.
Responsibility: Robert Rapley.

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"A superb unravelling of the story of Grandier ... This is a work of impeccable scholarship, yet it has the verve and narrative drive of a first-rate historical novel ... Reading Rapley's harrowing Read more...

 
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