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  1. Lynne King Lynne King says:

    Between 1318 and 1325 Jacues Fournier Bishop of Pamiers later Pope Benedict XII at Avignon carried out an inuisition in a village in the Pyrenees in what was then the independent Comté de Foix Montaillou was a small community of some 250 souls farmers and shepherds of no particular interest except that it became the subject of this extraordinarily detailed and exhaustive inuisition As a result of Fournier’s tireless interrogation we know about Montaillou than we know about any other mediaeval village in the world I purchased this book on a whim about twenty years ago The sad looking ruin on a rather desolate hillside appealed to me for some obscure reason as did the subject of the Cathars and catholics during the mediaeval period Unfortunately it has lain lost and forlorn on one of my upper bookshelves where only dust has kept it company all these years Yes the reason I discovered it was that I was dusting that section of the top shelf just below the ceilingThis isn’t purely an historical and social document it is a reference book that deals with all the minutiae of village life of the life of shepherds who made up the majority of people who lived there how they thought body language and sex death the condition of women marriage childhood cultural exchanges libido of the clergy and everything that made up the cultural fabric of daily life It’s also a fascinating chronicle of that time but there are sections that really fascinated me as did the following regarding hygiene In Montaillou people did not shave or even wash often They did not go bathing or swimming On the other hand there was a great deal of delousing which was an ingredient of friendship whether heretical or purely social Pierre Clergue had himself deloused by his mistresses including Béatrice de Planissoles and Raymonde Guilhou; the operation might take place in bed or by the fire at the window or on a shoemaker’s bench the priest taking the opportunity to air his ideas about both Catharism and love Raymonde Guilhou also deloused the priest’s mother wife of old Pons Clergue in full view of everybody in the doorway of the “ostal” house in Occitan I came across a Mediaeval dictionary of Occitan which covered 10200 words Remarkable really relating the latest gossip as she did so The Clergues as leading citizens had no difficulty in finding women to relieve them of their insect lifeAs we are dealing with heresy here there is an excellent glossary at the end which shows which of the main families were or were not heretical householdsOn reflection yes this book on the one hand is somewhat dry in parts but then on the other this is one of those books that can be opened at any chapter and will continually interest the reader I’m very proud indeed to be the owner of this gem of a book


  2. Warwick Warwick says:

    •Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie Montaillou Cathars and Catholics in a French village 1294–1324 1975 tr Barbara Bray•Stephen O'Shea The Perfect Heresy The Life and Death of the Cathars 2000Driving up into Languedoc from the coast you see the landscape change from the rolling fields and purple vineyards of Provence into something yellower and scrubby – ochre grasses little bushes the occasional stately middle finger of a cypress Into the Pyrenees almost every wooded slope is topped with a picturesue ruined chateau Vous êtes en pays Cathare the tourist signs inform youWhich in itself is a bit weird There is nowhere in Britain as far as I know advertising itself as Lollard Country; when I drive into northern Italy there are no signs saying ‘Welcome to Lombardy Land of the Arnoldists’ But Catharism has become a tourist attraction The Cathars are hailed as an inspiration by various neo Gnostic groups praised for their pioneering vegetarianism their feminism their antiestablishment free thinking their nature loving eco friendliness take your pickIt's a strange fate for a movement that was an almost unbroken record of suffering and repression for over a century The Catholic Church had identified it as a clear heresy back in the 1140s and a twenty year Crusade was duly waged against the Cathars of Languedoc from 1209–1229 – after which it lingered in scattered remote parts of the Pyrenees until the Inuisition burned the last few believers in the early 1300s By the mid fourteenth century it was all overWhy was it such a problem? A Mediterranean faith probably originally coming from Byzantium Catharism held that there are two gods one good and one evil and that most of what we see in the world is a creation of evil; human souls are reincarnated after death until they reach a ‘perfect’ state Obviously this wouldn't sit well with the Church establishment but it still seems rather strange to think of them launching a Crusade – an actual Crusade with crusading knights like what they sent to Jerusalem – against ostensibly Christian Europeans in the south of FranceThe key to understanding this is to wander round Languedoc and appreciate that the whole area in the thirteenth century was not France but rather a massive patchwork of little semi independent feudal territories of which Andorra has somehow survived to the present day; to imagine early medieval Languedoc start by picturing a network of Andorras Even at the height of Catharism Cathar believers were probably never a majority and they certainly weren't by the time of the Crusade against them The sieges and battles of the Albigensian Crusade were never about Christian armies fighting Cathar armies they were about French armies fighting Occitanian armies The crucial beforeafter difference of the Crusade is not the existence or otherwise of Catharism It's the fact that before the Crusade the area was owned by the Counts of Toulouse the Trencavel viscounts the Aragonese king and so on; after the Crusade it was all owned by FranceThis political dimension was clear from what happened after the battles Statutes introduced by Simon de Montford the legendarily ruthless early leader of the Crusade for instance banned Occitanian noblewomen from marrying local men; instead they had to give their hands and their tempting dowries to Frenchmen Which is not to say that religion was not a factor; in fact it may be that the cruelty of the Crusade can only be explained with some reference to religious fanaticism The tone was set early on with the infamous sack of Béziers which Stephen O'Shea characterises as ‘the Guernica of the Middle Ages’ It was here that crusaders asked their commander Arnaud Amalric the Abbot of Cîteaux what they were supposed to do since they couldn't tell who was a heretic and who was a Catholic prompting the abbot's famous response Caedite eos Novit enim Dominus ui sunt eius ‘Kill them all; God will know his own’ Twenty thousand people were massacred It was just the first of many disproportionate and unpleasant acts that would characterise the whole conflictThe Crusade was officially called off in 1229 but fighting rumbled on until for another decade and a half until the Cathar fortress of Montségur at the top of a dramatic Pyrenean peak was finally taken after an eleven month siege Having hiked up Montségur myself fair play to anyone that did it in full armour carrying siege engines But the story of Catharism has an interesting postscript which O'Shea covers in a brief final chapter and which is dealt with fully by Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie in his classic 1975 microhistory Montaillou Montaillou is a tiny village in the mountains where it seems that Catharism lingered on into the 1300s; we know this because the entire village was eventually rounded up and uestioned by the Bishop of Pamiers working in conjunction with the Inuisition in CarcassonneThe Bishop Jacues Fournier kept exuisitely detailed records of his interrogations – Ladurie describes him as ‘a sort of compulsive Maigret’ – and in the hands of a careful historian these allow for an astonishing recreation of rural village life in the early Middle Ages not just in terms of the locals' religious beliefs but their living habits sex lives gossip and almost everything else Compared to O'Shea who writes in a free journalistic style though his endnotes are satisfyingly thorough Ladurie gives the impression of having one finger always on the primary sources in front of him; his work is built around direct uotation Though his painstaking detail can occasionally feel punishing he comes across as definitive Which raises interesting uestions on the few occasions when the two books under review disagree; for instance O'Shea rather recklessly talks about the Cathars' ‘protofeminism’ whereas Ladurie says explicitly that Cathar beliefs were not good for women and often misogynisticEventually Fournier had the last few Cathar intransigents burned at the stake before he left the mountains and went on to bigger and better things ultimately becoming Pope Benedict XII promotion working rather dramatically in those days Catharism too has gone on in ways that could hardly have been expected and it's curious to reflect on what exactly it means to the legions of people that identify as ‘neo Cathars’ or contribute to sites like wwwcatharismeeu ‘Today Catharism is no than a dead star’ Ladurie writes ‘whose cold but fascinating light reaches us now after an eclipse of than half a millennium’ But since he wrote those words in 1975 the dead star seems to be shining brighter than ever


  3. Jan-Maat Jan-Maat says:

    This amazing study of life in small village in the early fourteenth century in southern France is a classic example of good use of archive material The basis of the book were the records of the work of the Papal inuisition against the Cathers who were undergoing a resurgence in that place and time largely through the actions of individual holy men whose local prestige despite public assertions of celibacy allowed them to become deeply embedded in the communityLe Roy Ladurie's micro history uses those records to lay bear the daily life of the villagers from loving couples picking fleas off each other as much as to detail popular belief far from the familiar and regulated Christian life of the townsVery interesting on the interdependence between the forms of peasant life and geography


  4. Katie Katie says:

    A really fascinating look at what life was like in a little village in the Pyrenees during the early 14th century Le Roy Ladurie is obsessed with detail so you'll get to find out all kinds of little anecdotes ranging from friends of different social strata delousing each other to the widespread sexual exploits of the adventurous village priest Pierre Clergue It's one of the only chances to see non nobles and non clerics of this era as full fledged people with voices talking about their lives It swings around from anthropological study to biography to narrative in a way that really gives the village texture It's really cool There are definitely problems the degree to which testimony taken from inuisitorial records is accurate among others but it's a really lovely and almost romantic book Le Roy Ladurie obviously loves this world and he manages to bring it back to life to an admirable degree It almost reads at times like a memorial or a eulogy Definitely worth a read if you're interested a less institution heavy view of medieval history


  5. Terence Terence says:

    When I began my undergraduate career I was part of an honors seminar where this was one of the books we readIt was an eye opening experience and probably did as much as anything at that time in propelling me to specialize in Medieval history Montaillou was a village in southern France that suffered an inuisitorial investigation in the mid 14th century because of a recrudescence of the Cathar heresy which had been eradicated in the previous century or so the Church believed The book's fascination and brilliance lies not so much in its discussion of the inuisition but in the insight the inuisition's depositions that it took from the peasants gives into the lives of the people of MontaillouLeRoy Ladurie is a major figure in the Annales strain of Medieval historiography which focuses on such sources to tease out how people lived and thought and Montaillou is one of the better examples for a general reading audience to enjoyIt's been 20 years since I read this book but I can still remember the sexual peccadillos of the village cleric Le Clergue and I would recommend this book to anyone interested in the period and looking for something other than a history that relies upon the usual sources monastic chronicles primarily and talks about the usual stuff politics economics


  6. Alex Alex says:

    Apparently some Inuisitor back in the 14th century performed exceptionally detailed interrogations on an entire town; the author used those records to piece together a new look at exactly what life was like in that town So it's not so much about the Inuisition as it is about every day life Interesting huh? GR reviews indicate it's not a thrilling read but it's a pretty cool idea


  7. Ian Ian says:

    Mixed feelings On the one hand there’s no doubt this book opens a fascinating window on late medieval life On the other I can’t but admit I found this a slow read The basis of the book is that in the early 14th century the tiny village of Montaillou on the north side of the Pyrenees saw most of its inhabitants subscribe to the Cathar heresy which had once been widespread in Southern France A Church Inuisitor Jacues Fournier interrogated the villagers He was relentless in uestioning them and was obsessive about detail wanting to know everything about the villagers’ lives Fournier later became Pope Benedict XII and deposited the records of his interrogations in the Vatican Library and that’s how we come to have this extraordinary insight into life in 14th century MontaillouIt was a poor place Everyone was poor and “nobles” scarcely lived any better than peasants even if they were granted a certain social deference On the other hand the peasants were free This area did not have the huge ineualities of the Ǐle de France where immensely wealthy nobles ruled over wretched serfs Although the peasants had to do backbreaking work to survive they did not strive after wealth and were not bound by the timetabling of modern life When they chose to they would take long breaks from work and sit in the sun to talk to their neighboursThere’s a lot in here about the relationships between men and women Girls were married as young teenagers generally to men 15 20 years older than they were All the men seemed to have used violence against their wives to a greater or lesser degree but interestingly the author suggests the lives of women generally improved as they aged Because wives were so much younger than their husbands they mostly outlived them and older widows with adult children lived out their days as respected matriarchs Older men experienced the opposite Once into his fifties a man lost his position as head of the household to his oldest son and had to defer to the latter Married or not most of the villagers male and female had pretty racy love lives As is often the case there was one particular man who took the role of village Lothario in this case it was the village priestReading the book I gained the impression that Catharism was an early expression of the very French tradition of anti clericalism which has been a big part of French history and is still a part of French life today The clergy were viewed as parasites who did no work and who lived off the sweat of others and reading these pages you get a clear sense that many people regarded them with intense hostility On the whole people were anti clerical rather than anti religious but there were also a fair number of sceptics who denied the existence of God altogether something which was extremely dangerous to doDespite all the plus points I did struggle with this book at times When I said that Bishop Fournier recorded every detail I mean EVERY detail Long stretches of the book were descriptions of everyday conversations or the annual changes of employment for shepherds who might work for a different farmer each year Of course this is fantastic material for historians maybe less so for the general reader It’s for that reason that for me this was a 3 star read rather than anything


  8. Anna Anna says:

    The problem with ‘Montaillou’ has nothing to do with the book and everything to do with my trying to read it whilst on a train that was delayed by six yes SIX hours Overhead lines blew down Since the intended arrival time was 8pm at 1am I was still trying to find a comfortable reading position on a train seat whilst distracted by low blood sugar and a loud drunken hen party In short I was not in the best of moods during much of reading process Nonetheless it is a fascinating and uniue book Life in the French village of Montaillou in the early 14th century is unusually well documented thanks to an assiduous inuisitor Bishop Fournier interviewed nearly every adult in the village about their lives and the answers survived the centuries The pretext for inuisitorial involvement was the village’s association with Catharism a heretical sect Indeed discussing heresy seems to have been a favourite hobby throughout the village although different people displayed different levels of sincere interest I was pleased by how well the author managed to balance academic rigor and approachability in the narrative The stories of particular village characters are told as well as thematic topics like attitudes to family home and time Perhaps the most memorable personage is the erstwhile village priest Pierre Clerge a heretic and womaniser He and his brother Bernard were for a while the most powerful people in the village The detailed nature of the accounts uoted allows an insight into the personalities involved These uotations feel in fact like a little window to a very different time one that is difficult to imagine today The best analogy I could come up with was that heresy as a discussion topic filled the space now taken up by politics history and all forms of media All philosophical scientific or metaphysical talk was essentially religious It is wonderful to think of the fireside chats involving both parochial gossip and debate about whether the soul was just ‘a thing of blood’ Of particular note to me was the insight that in a situation of near total illiteracy and complete absence of schooling men and women conversed from the same level of knowledge This is very definitely a social history evoking the daily life of Montaillou’s inhabitants their relationships work s and habits It also reminded me of the heterogeneity of the Medieval period despite the freuent generalisation of Europe's ‘Dark Ages’ The brief period in the early 14th century covered here seems to have been uite comfortable for the villagers until the inuisition turned up and arrested them en masse However it was a distinctly different kind of life to that found in nearby towns let alone other countries at the same time Thank you Rae for recommending this to me


  9. Jake Goretzki Jake Goretzki says:

    Jacues Goures the cousin of Gulllemette Maur sister of Guillemette Lesse found the book on the one hand fascinating for its vivid picture of 14th century life 'tabula lucida'; on the other endearingly tedious and caught up in its own obsessive genealogical detail One day sunning themselves outside the Moulinex ostal he said to Bernard Maur brother in law of the bayle Bernard Lesse'You people are a curious often likeable lot I get the draw of that Cathar stuff it does at least allow you to have a bit of a laugh while you're alive Those shepherds are basically proto hippies 'uasi boomerati irritandi' Not sure about the sleeping with your close relatives and not washing though You really need to wash you know The clergy sure as hell haven't changed much either Sleazy fuckersTo which the parfait Raymond Alazais replied Can you give me a hand with my lice? Goures answered No But you know what I mean about the really micro genealogical detail about who is who and who is married to who? It sure goes on a bit brother Cousin Of your aunt's brother in law From Gaufrette Saint GillesSorry cousin Right you arenot to be confused with Jacues Goures of Gloire le Matin in the neighbouring comte of Arse Craue then part of Catalonia


  10. Malcolm Malcolm says:

    I adore this book it is one of the great texts of history from below and a real lesson in use of an archive to read through official records to find the stories of the people Le Roy Ladurie uses the official court legal and church archives to explore the Albigensian heresy the Cathars in the Pyrenees during the late 13th and early 14th centuries His reading of the archives is so subtle and insightful that we find family stories and detailed accounts of the lives of the peasant inhabitants of Montaillou the last village to support the 'heresy' and the recipients of special attention form the Inuisition as the church set out to reassert its authority uite brilliant


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