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The possession at Loudun

Author: Michel de Certeau
Publisher: Chicago, IL : University of Chicago Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Interweaving substantial excerpts from primary historical documents with commentary, this text shows how the plague of sorceries and possessions in France that climaxed in the events at Loudun both  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Church history
History
Named Person: Urbain Grandier; Urbain Grandier
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michel de Certeau
ISBN: 0226100340 9780226100340 0226100359 9780226100357
OCLC Number: 42980188
Description: xi, 251 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: History is never sure --
How a possession is born --
The magic circle --
The discourse of possession --
The accused : Urbain Grandier --
Politics in Loudun : Laubardemont --
Beginning the judicial inquiry --
The theater of the possessed --
The medical eye --
A teratology of truth. The imagination ; The liar --
The judgment of the sorcerer --
The execution : legend and history --
After death, literature --
The time of spirituality : Father Surin --
The triumph of Jeanne des Anges --
Figures of the other.
Other Titles: Possession de Loudun.
Responsibility: Michel de Certeau ; translated by Michael B. Smith ; with a foreword by Stephen Greenblatt.
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