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Answer the following 4 questions in the document (minimum 200 words for each = minimum 800 words total).
DO NOT USE OUTSIDE SOURCES!!!!
Please answer every question clearly and do not go off topic
Reading: Montaillou, pages vii-68; 140-168; 192-203; 251-276.
Boyle, Montaillou Revisited
Confessions of Beatrice de Planissolles Parts 1 & 2
Answer ALL of the following questions
1. Montaillou has been both incredibly popular and immensely influential. Historians to tend to cite it liberally assuming without a second thought that it is a “typical” medieval village. Was it? Or was it closer to a “normal exception?”
2. Montaillou, LRL tells us, had little hierarchy, especially by comparison to feudal, northern France. Does that mean that Montaillou was untouched by inequality or by oppression? Who was dominant in Montaillou and how did they acquire & maintain their dominance?
3. Thanks to Stork’s translation, we can compare LRL’s analysis of the Inquisition records with the Inquisition records themselves. Please compare Montaillou Chapter IX “The Libido of the Clergues”with “The Testimony of Beatrice de Planissoles Parts 1 & 2.” Does LRL sometimes err in his interpretations? Does he ocassionally embroider (like Davis) on the truth? Would you interpret Beatrice’s story differently from LRL?
4. Boyle complains that LRL has ignored his source, the Inquisition. Natalie Davis has charged LRL with imposing contemporary categories on the Montaillou peasants. Are these charges justified? Be sure to cite specific passages in Montaillou.