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    • The Return of Martin Guerre

    • By: Natalie Zemon Davis
    • Narrated by: Sarah Mollo-Christensen
    • Length: 3 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Inventive Peasant Arnaud du Tilh had almost persuaded the learned judges at the Parlement of Toulouse, when on a summer's day in 1560 a man swaggered into the court on a wooden leg, denounced Arnaud, and reestablished his claim to the identity, property, and wife of Martin Guerre. The astonishing case captured the imagination of the Continent. Natalie Zemon Davis reconstructs the lives of ordinary people, in a sparkling way that reveals the hidden attachments and sensibilities of nonliterate 16th-century villagers.

    Regular price: $23.09

    • Trickster Travels

    • A Sixteenth-Century Muslim Between Worlds
    • By: Natalie Zemon Davis
    • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
    • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
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    Al-Hasan al-Wazzan - born in Granada to a Muslim family that in 1492 went to Morocco - became famous as the great Renaissance writer Leo Africanus, author of the first geography of Africa to be published in Europe (in 1550). He had been captured by Christian pirates in the Mediterranean and imprisoned by the Pope; when he was released and baptized, he lived a European life of scholarship as the Christian writer Giovanni Leone....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Perhaps this was a biography?

    • By Miss Eerie on 09-06-16

    Regular price: $24.95