Carine Dunand, Des montagnards endiablés: Chasse aux sorciers dans la vallée de Chamonix (1458-1462Speculum
Document TypeBook Review
Publication VersionPublished Version
AbstractFor more than twenty years, volumes in the Cahiers Lausannois d’Histoire Médiévale have explored the cases and contexts of early European witch trials in and around the western Alps. They have largely focused on the diocese of Lausanne, but in this volume, Carine Dunand looks slightly further afield, to the Chamonix valley in the shadow of Mont Blanc, which was part of the neighboring diocese of Geneva. She follows the same format as other Cahiers volumes, most of which originated as mémoires de licence in the medieval history seminar at the University of Lausanne: about half the book is a historical study while the rest consists of Latin source editions and facing-page French translations. Thus she makes a solid contribution to our knowledge of late medieval witch trials. Nevertheless, this volume is weaker than many others in the series.
Copyright OwnerThe Medieval Academy of America
Citation InformationMichael D. Bailey. "Carine Dunand, Des montagnards endiablés: Chasse aux sorciers dans la vallée de Chamonix (1458-1462" Speculum Vol. 87 Iss. 4 (2012) p. 1183 - 1185
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