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The Beggar and the Professor: A Sixteenth-Century Family Saga

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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

Synopsis:

From a wealth of vivid autobiographical writings, Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie reconstructs the extraordinary life of Thomas Platter and the lives of his sons, bringing to life the customs, perceptions, and character of an age poised at the threshold of modernity. 26 halftones. 5 maps.

Synopsis:

Author's NotePart OneFather and Son: Thomas and Felix Platter1. Pilgrimage to the ValaisPart TwoChildhoods and Undertakings (1499-1551)2. The Platter Childhoods: Thomas3. The Platter Childhoods: Felix4. Platter Enterprises: ThomasPart ThreeFive Years in the Land of Oc (1552-1556)5. Traveling to Montpellier6. Living in MontpellierPart FourThe Year 15577. Going to Paris (Spring 1557)8. The Spring of 1557: Anabasis9. Summer and Fall: Thesis and WeddingPart FiveBoy or Girl?10. Gredlin11. TomlinNotesBibliographyMapsIndex

About the Author

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

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226473246
Translator:
Goldhammer, Arthur
Author:
Goldhammer, Arthur
Author:
Ladurie, Emmanuel Le Roy
Author:
Le Roy Ladurie, Emmanuel
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Location:
Chicago
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Europe - Western
Subject:
Physicians
Subject:
Western Europe
Subject:
Protestants
Subject:
Authors, Swiss
Subject:
Basel-Stadt
Subject:
Western Europe - General
Subject:
World History-European History General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
1
Series Volume:
v. 1
Publication Date:
19980631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
26 halftones, 5 maps, 1 table
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6 in

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"Synopsis" by , From a wealth of vivid autobiographical writings, Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie reconstructs the extraordinary life of Thomas Platter and the lives of his sons, bringing to life the customs, perceptions, and character of an age poised at the threshold of modernity. 26 halftones. 5 maps.
"Synopsis" by , Author's NotePart OneFather and Son: Thomas and Felix Platter1. Pilgrimage to the ValaisPart TwoChildhoods and Undertakings (1499-1551)2. The Platter Childhoods: Thomas3. The Platter Childhoods: Felix4. Platter Enterprises: ThomasPart ThreeFive Years in the Land of Oc (1552-1556)5. Traveling to Montpellier6. Living in MontpellierPart FourThe Year 15577. Going to Paris (Spring 1557)8. The Spring of 1557: Anabasis9. Summer and Fall: Thesis and WeddingPart FiveBoy or Girl?10. Gredlin11. TomlinNotesBibliographyMapsIndex
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