Fiction in the Archives: Pardon Tales and Their Tellers in Sixteenth-Century France

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This book is an account of life and death in early modern France. It is an analysis of the crime stories which men and women told their judges in order to try to save themselves from the gallows. To receive a royal pardon for murder in 16th century France, a supplicant had to tell the king a story. Thousands of such stories are found in the French archives, providing evidence of the narrative skills and life conditions of peasants, artisans and the well-to-do. Many of the pardon tales are accounts of murder for sexual ...

Fiction in the Archives: Pardon Tales and Their Tellers in Sixteenth-Century France 1990, Stanford University Press, Palo Alto

ISBN-13: 9780804717991

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Fiction in the Archives: Pardon Tales and Their Tellers in Sixteenth-Century France 1987, Stanford University Press, Stanford, CA

ISBN-13: 9780804714129

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