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Village of Montaillou
22-JUL-2010 Rob Legeland

Village of Montaillou

Ariège, France

The church in the centre of the village of Montaillou

Olympus Stylus 750
1/640s f/5.0 at 6.4mm iso80 full exif

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gerard belbeoch26-Dec-2013 11:22
un beau village cathare du livre écit par leroy ladurie

Le Roy Ladurie's best-known work is Montaillou, village occitan de 1294 à 1324 (1975), a study of the village of Montaillou in the region of Languedoc in the south of France during the age of the Cathar heresy. In this work, he used the meticulous notes of a member of the Inquisition, Jacques Fournier who served as the Bishop of Pamiers between 1318 and 1325 before becoming Pope Benedict XII, to develop a multi-layered study of life in a small French village over the course of several years. Le Roy Ladurie used the records of interrogations conducted by Fournier to offer a picture of both the material and mental worlds of the villagers. He examined the former as reflected in farming practices, houses, relations with other villages and with both secular and ecclesiastical power, and the latter as reflected in their beliefs about God, fate, sexuality, death, life, marriage, magic, space, time, and salvation
Peter Sussex05-Oct-2010 19:41
The terraced architecture looks great. Splendid composition.
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