By Steven Bednarski
Unlike such a lot histories, this ebook doesn't eliminate the writer from the research. fairly, it lays naked the operating equipment of the historian. all through his story, Bednarski skillfully weaves a moment narrative approximately how historians "do" background, highlighting the rewards and pitfalls of operating with basic assets.
The ebook opens with a bankruptcy on microhistory as a style and explains its strengths, weaknesses, and inherent hazards. subsequent is a story of Margarida's felony trial, by way of chapters at the civil fits and charm and Margarida's eventual destiny. The publication includes a tough replica of a court docket notary, a notorial act, and a pattern of a legal inquest checklist within the unique Latin. A timeline of Margarida's existence, checklist of characters, and relatives timber supply invaluable details on key humans within the tale. A map of past due medieval Manosque is additionally provided.
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A Poisoned Past: The Life and Times of Margarida de Portu, a Fourteenth-Century Accused Poisoner (Thinking Historically) by Steven Bednarski