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Unformatted text preview: Katherine Har October 26, 2007 Document Analysis – Montaillou: The Promised Land of Error by Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie Faith versus the Individual in Shaping the Importance of Pierre Clergue Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie’s Montaillou seems to put greater emphasis on the person of Pierre Clergue, as opposed to his faith, in discussing his role in the spread of heretical beliefs in Montaillou. By comparing the testimonies of Béatrice de Planisolles and Grazide Lizier on their relationship with Clergue, however, Béatrice’s testimony places more emphasis on their relation through the Cathar faith as opposed to Grazide’s testimony that appears to emphasize the man himself as attracting her more. This difference appears to be most evident in the way in which Béatrice focuses on aspects of the Cathar faith whereas Grazide’s testimony lacks those details. Béatrice’s testimony seems to emphasize, by including many details on the Cathar faith, how arguments of faith were related to her relationship with Clergue. In particular, she describes how arguments of faith were related to her relationship with Clergue....
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- Fall '07
- Promised Land, Catharism, Le Roy Ladurie, Montaillou, Pierre Clergue, Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie Faith