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    Guerre” by Natalie Zemon Davis it tells a story about a time in 1560 when a man named of Martin Guerre was impostered by a man named Arnaud Du Tilh. As an infant Martin’s father moved his family to the small town along the French and Spain board name Artigat. In his early teenage years while living here Martin marries a young lady named Bertrande. After being married for several years Bertrande became pregnant and had their only son named Sanxi. After having his son, Martin Guerre joins the Spanish

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    The next group to be focused on in the sixteenth century in the village of Artigat is the group known as the peasants. The peasants were not able to enjoy lives filled with lavish and did not have many or any privileges at all. This is shown in the text when it talks about a family that belongs to the group of the peasants it states, “In contrast to the village elite we come across Beard Bertrand and his wife, who have an inadequate sixteen sesterees of land to support themselves and six children”

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    In The Return of Martin Guerre, one man's impersonation of an heir from an influential peasant family in the French village of Artigat ultimately leads to his public execution. The tale of Arnaud du Tilh alias Pansette (meaning "the belly") is full of ironies, not the least of which is his death at the hands of a man who by some accounts harbored some admiration for the quick-witted peasant. Set in a time and place where a hardly discernible line separated proper behavior from that which was grounds

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    The Return of Martin Guerre by Natalie Davis The Return of Martin Guerre written by Natalie Davis gives the audience a rare glimpse into the world of peasant life in sixteenth century France. It also allows a modern day audience a chance to examine and to compare their own identities and questions of self. What makes the story so interesting to modern day viewers and readers is how relevant the story and the people in it are to our own times. This story is about a history of everyday people rather

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    In the mid-14th century, the name Martin Guerre became quite popular amongst Artigat households. This man of two faces, who is known for his disappearance, didn't always have a life of secrecy. Mr. Guerre’s life grew its own shadows, becoming something rather unexpected. Natalie Zemon Davis dived into the shadows of Martin's life in the book The Return of Martin Guerre. Davis used written accounts and summaries of the Martin Guerre trial to create the book. Through these accounts she was able to

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    Natalie Zemon Davis’ The Return of Martin Guerre tells the true story of a peasant named Martin Guerre, who was at the center of a famous case of imposture in France in the sixteenth century. Davis takes the facts of this famous case from two primary sources including a book written by one of the trial judges of the case in Toulouse, Jean de Coras, called Arreste Memorable and one by a lawyer, Guillaume La Sueur, called Admiranda Historia. Davis uses other secondary sources to add details about peasant

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    stole some small quantity of grain from his father Sanxi. Out of fear that he would be punished, he had to flee Artigat which became the genesis of the Guerre's problems. Again, the Basques were faithful and frown upon stealing. They believed "that theft is the work of a debased soul, of low and abject heart which bears witness to a demeaning neediness of a person". So, Martin left Artigat for fear of being punished making way for the imposter Arnauld du Tilh into the family.

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    It starts with Zemon talking about how Martin’s mother moves from Hendaye to Artigat. Then it goes to talk about the “invented marriage between Martin and Bertrande. When finally Martin leaves for a journey that he wouldn’t come back from for twelve years. His imposter then comes and tries to live his life. Someone then realizes that

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    In 1560, Arnaud du Tilh - the imposter who posed as Martin Guerre - was hanged, with his body burned after his death. Today, execution is a controversial issue, and mediaeval and early modern executions (especially public executions) are viewed through the lens of enlightenment rationalism. However, this is not how public execution was always seen. When studying history, it is important that the historian does not view history through the lens of their own time, but instead the lens of the time they

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    case with the Guerre family when they relocated from their family home in Hendaye to Artigat. It is never truly discussed as to why the Guerre family chose to leave their ancestral home in Hendaye except of the chance for further economic prosperity. The Return of Martin Guerre focuses on the disappearance of Martin Guerre, and the imposter Arnaud du Tilh, who stole his life at home and nearly

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