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    Sara Partington Dr. Wilson-Bowers Davis Paper 9/21/14 The Return of Martin Guerre The Return of Martin Guerre by Natalie Zemon Davis is a construction to question how the identity of peasants were formed and reformed. The peasants who chose to migrate often decided to conform to the local customs; thus, changing their identities as well. This is the 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

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    In “The Return of Martin Guerre,” Natalie Zemon Davis portrays Jean de Coras as a knowledgeable, impartial judge, fully capable of recognizing female intelligence and of looking beyond the status quo in his pursuit of truth. Like any judge, Coras has the discretion to select or omit certain pieces of evidence, the power to shape the official and accepted version of the truth; however, Michel de Montaigne would argue that Coras has a high probability of reaching a distorted verdict. Montaigne’s “Essays”

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    Guerre by Natalie Zemon Davis was written to chronicle the practices of French lifestyle during the 1500's. Throughout the majority of 16th century France, it was common for the French citizens to be illiterate. This made the task of recording their daily events and proceedings difficult to record. In fact, it was rarely done. Natalie Zemon Davis, a well-researched historian gives the reader her portrayal of the village inhabitants by drawing from her in-depth research. Although Davis did not always

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    Was Bertrande being deceitful or deceived? The Return of Martin Guerre was written by Natalie Zemon Davis in 1983. The movie was released in 1982, but Davis thought that there was more to the story so she decided to write a book about it. In Davis’s book at a very young age Martin Guerre marries Bertrande de Rols, they go through many hardships and eventually Martin disappears. After a few years a man returns and says his name is Martin Guerre, everyone is pleased by his return. Later, a dispute

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    The Return of Martin Guerre, written by Natalie Zemon Davis, is the tale of a court case that takes place in sixteenth century France. Martin Guerre is a peasant who deserted his wife and family for many years. While Martin Guerre is gone, a man named Arnaud du Tilh arrives at Martin’s village and claims to be Martin Guerre. Bertrande, who is Guerre’s wife, Guerre’s sisters, and many of the villagers, accepts the imposter. After almost three years of being happily married, Bertrande takes the fraud

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    Twentieth Century historians Natalie Zemon Davis and Robert Finlay have attempted to provide historical reasoning for why the case of Martin Guerre became so popular. As this essay will show; both historians were constrained to the same archival evidence; however they used different methods of interpretation to come up

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    being “In the Grove,” by Akutagawa the second text being “The Return of Martin Guerre” by Natalie Zemon Davis. Both books have multiple people telling multiple stories hence what do we know and how do we know what is true form who is telling us these things. The different tales we hear in both stories exemplifies different methods for pursing knowledge. “The Return of Martin Guerre” by Natalie Zemon Davis we hear a tale of a man named Arnaud du Tilh who takes advantage of a village with a long lost

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    The story of Martin Guerre differs considerably between the film and the book. Natalie Zemon Davis’s book: The Return of Martin Guerre, was written after the film, which she also contributed to as an historical advisor. However, what ultimately prompted Davis to write her book was the need to make sense out of a film that was shifting away from historical evidence. Davis’s main objective was to examine what motivated people during the sixteenth century and whether they valued truth in addition to

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    Book Review: The Return of Martin Guerre In the book “The Return of Martin 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

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    The peasant families in the 16th century in France are no exception. The peasant families lived and the values they cherished based on the case of Martin Guerre and Arnaud du Tilh in the story "The Return of Martin Guerre" written by Natalie Zemon Davis To begin with, the peasant families lived by being sincere and faithful. Martin Guerre leaving France for Spain was because of this principle. This is because Martin stole some small quantity of grain from his father Sanxi. Out of fear

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