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Item:235322934301The Beggar and the Professor: A Sixteenth-Century Family Saga by Emmanuel Le Roy. The Nile on eBay FREE SHIPPING UK WIDE The Beggar and the Professor by Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie, Arthur Goldhammer From autobiographical writings, this book reconstructs the extraordinary life of Thomas Platter and the lives of his sons. It expands the historical contexts of these accounts and, in the process, brings to life the customs, perceptions and character of an age on the threshold of modernity. FORMAT Paperback LANGUAGE English CONDITION Brand New Publisher Description From a wealth of vivid autobiographical writings, Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie reconstructs the extraordinary life of Thomas Platter and the lives of his sons. With masterful erudition, Le Roy Ladurie deepens and expands the historical contexts of these accounts and, in the process, brings to life the customs, perceptions, and character of an age poised at the threshold of modernity."Le Roy Ladurie paints a remarkably contemporary picture of life in the sixteenth century. . . . It's a good story, told with a deft narrative touch."—Michael S. Kimmel, The Nation"Le Roy Ladurie is a master of the representative detail and uses the Platters' lives as a means to see a whole century 'through a glass, darkly'."—The Independent"Le Roy Ladurie has not only thoroughly sketched out the Platters' particular brand of gusto, he has also made it seem a defining characteristic of the sixteenth century."—The New Republic"All [of] the drama and pathos of a Disney film."—Emily Eakin, Lingua Franca Author Biography Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie is a professor at the Collège de France and a member of the Académie des Sciences Morales et Politiques. He is the author of numerous books, including Montaillou: The Promised Land of Error; The Mind and Method of the Historian; and The Beggar and the Professor, the latter published by the University of Chicago Press. Jean-François Fitou is the deputy prefect of Langon, France. Arthur Goldhammer is an award-winning translator who has translated books by Georges Duby, Jacques Le Goff, and Jean Starobinski. Arthur Goldhammer is an award-winning translator who has translated books by Georges Duby, Jacques Le Goff, and Jean Starobinski. Table of Contents Author's Note Part One Father and Son: Thomas and Felix Platter 1. Pilgrimage to the Valais Part Two Childhoods and Undertakings (1499-1551) 2. The Platter Childhoods: Thomas 3. The Platter Childhoods: Felix 4. Platter Enterprises: Thomas Part Three Five Years in the Land of Oc (1552-1556) 5. Traveling to Montpellier 6. Living in Montpellier Part Four The Year 1557 7. Going to Paris (Spring 1557) 8. The Spring of 1557: Anabasis 9. Summer and Fall: Thesis and Wedding Part Five Boy or Girl? 10. Gredlin 11. Tomlin Notes Bibliography Maps Index Kirkus US Review A plunge into the complex realities of a watershed period in European history, in the company of the remarkable Platter family. Historian Ladurie, of Paris's noted College de France, continues his examination of French popular culture and society by tracing the fate and fortunes of the Platters. Swiss patriarch Thomas was born and abandoned in 1499; forsaking his allotted position as a sheepherder, he roamed Western Europe with a band of beggars and eventually transformed himself into a scholar and influential professor by sheer force of will. We follow him as he joins the Reformation and enters into the rising bourgeoisie. His son Felix, after studying medicine in France, became a physician to the noble and wealthy. As he has done previously for the Middle Ages and other periods (Montaillou: The Promised Land of Error, 1978; Carnival in Romans, 1979; etc.), Ladurie unearths a remarkable 16th-century life, deftly using personal narratives, memoirs, diaries, and the like to recreate a dense sensation of actual life (we learn that Felix wore a red silk doublet at his wedding, and the details of the menu, as well). Unlike some who have recently attempted this genre, he is scrupulous in only presenting that which can be documented (there is no imaginative dialogue here). In the language of the Annales school of historiography, of which Ladurie is perhaps the best-known member, this study is a reconstruction of mentalities, an archaeological exploration of the culture and society of early modern Europe. Yet in an attempt to provide an intimate portrait of the tough, remarkably accomplished Platter, his equally determined and successful sons, and their hard, chaotic age, the book sometimes gets bogged down in minutiae, and the narrative thread is sometimes lost. Still, like his earlier works, this is an impressive achievement. (Kirkus Reviews) Details ISBN0226473244 Author Arthur Goldhammer Language English ISBN-10 0226473244 ISBN-13 9780226473246 Media Book Format Paperback Illustrations Yes Year 1998 Translator Arthur Goldhammer Imprint University of Chicago Press Subtitle A Sixteenth-Century Family Saga Place of Publication Chicago, IL Country of Publication United States Translated from French Residence US Edition New edition Edition Description Revised Short Title BEGGAR & THE PROFESSOR Pages 416 DOI 10.1604/9780226473246 UK Release Date 1998-06-06 AU Release Date 1998-06-06 NZ Release Date 1998-06-06 US Release Date 1998-06-06 Publisher The University of Chicago Press Publication Date 1998-06-06 DEWEY 949.4030922 Audience Undergraduate We've got this At The Nile, if you're looking for it, we've got it. With fast shipping, low prices, friendly service and well over a million items - you're bound to find what you want, at a price you'll love! 30 DAY RETURN POLICYNo questions asked, 30 day returns! 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Book Title:The Beggar and the Professor
Publication Name:The Beggar and the Professor: a Sixteenth-Century Family Saga
Author:Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie
Publisher:T.H.E. University of Chicago Press
Number of Pages:416 Pages
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