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A case of witchcraft : the trial of Urbain Grandier

Author: Robert Rapley
Publisher: Montreal [Que.] ; Buffalo : McGill-Queen's University Press, ©1998.
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"As a Catholic priest, Urbain Grandier was an influential figure in the Loudun community and local government. A brilliant speaker, he was popular with his parishioners. But he had enemies, including Cardinal Richelieu and Louis XIII, who were trying to wrest political autonomy from local governors and centralize power in Paris. Grandier supported the governor of Loudun and therefore was seen as an enemy of the  Read more...
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Rapley, Robert, 1926-
Case of witchcraft.
Montreal ; Buffalo : McGill-Queen's University Press, c1998
(OCoLC)38431675
Named Person: Urbain Grandier; Urbain Grandier; Urbain Grandier; Urbain Grandier
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Rapley
ISBN: 9780773567115 0773567119 0773517162 9780773517165
OCLC Number: 243600734
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 277 p.) : ill.
Contents: August 1617 - arrival; friends and enemies; disaster; the Thibault affair; guilty; deliverance; absolution; Laubardemont and the walls of Loudun; Madelaine de Brou; plague; possession; Grandier the accused; demons and witches; Mignon; bishop versus archbishop; arrested; appeal of innocence; the exorcists; exorcism; priest and bishop; the case against grandier; judgement; torture; death; aftermath. Appendices: Grandier through the ages; blood is thicker than water.
Responsibility: Robert Rapley.
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The story of Urbain Grandier, a seventeenth-century priest who was accused and found guilty of sorcery. A tale of conspiracy, corruption and mass hysteria provides an exploration of human behaviour  Read more...

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