The wanton Jesuit and the wayward saint : a tale of sex, religion, and politics in eighteenth-century France / Mita Choudhury.

Author
Choudhury, Mita, 1964- [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
University Park, Pennsylvania : The Pennsylvania State University Press, [2015]
Description
xiii, 234 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

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Summary note
"Investigates the scandalous 1731 trial in which a young woman in the south of France accused her Jesuit confessor of seduction, heresy, abortion, and bewitchment. Examines this trial in the context of growing public disenchantment with the church and the monarchy"--Provided by publisher.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-224 ) and index.
Contents
The Girard/Cadière relationship. A community of faith -- The meeting of two souls -- Unraveling and betrayal -- The trial. Becoming a cause célèbre -- Arguing the case -- Before the courts -- Beyond the Grand' Chambre. -- Public opinion and the story of the wanton jesuit -- The aftermath.
ISBN
  • 9780271070810 (cloth : alk. paper)
  • 0271070811 (cloth : alk. paper)
LCCN
2015022780
OCLC
909326832
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