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The Resource Beggar and the professor : a sixteenth-century family saga, Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie ; translated by Arthur Goldhammer

Beggar and the professor : a sixteenth-century family saga, Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie ; translated by Arthur Goldhammer

Label
Beggar and the professor : a sixteenth-century family saga
Title
Beggar and the professor
Title remainder
a sixteenth-century family saga
Statement of responsibility
Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie ; translated by Arthur Goldhammer
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
  • In 1499, high in the remote and bitterly impoverished mountains of the Valais, Thomas Platter was born and quickly abandoned, left to make his way among the crags as a herder of goats and sheep. At the age of ten, mustering the ferocity of will that would serve him throughout his life, Thomas walked barefoot and alone out of the hills and into the glorious turbulence of the sixteenth century
  • For nearly ten years, he wandered the breadth of Western Europe, throwing in his lot with nomadic gangs of beggars and thieves, scraping and fighting for food and survival, until a chance encounter sparked a stunning humanist conversion, propelling him from illiterate pauper to esteemed professor, printer, and, ultimately, patriarch
  • From a wealth of vividly autobiographical writings - diaries, travel journals, memoirs - Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie reconstructs the extraordinary life of Thomas Platter and the lives of his sons as well. Together their rich careers spanned the entire sixteenth century, and their far-flung and often perilous journeys carried them through countrysides and kingdoms, into cathedrals and plague houses
  • These personal narratives, among the first to have authors of rural or peasant origin, constitute a rare and intimate portrait of the emergence of early modern European society. With masterful erudition, Le Roy Ladurie deepens and expands the historical contexts of these accounts and, in the process, brings to life the customs, perceptions, and character - the very dialogue - of an age poised at the threshold of modernity
Member of
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Le Roy Ladurie, Emmanuel
Dewey number
  • 949.4/3203/0922
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DQ398.54.P53
LC item number
L413 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Goldhammer, Arthur
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Protestants
  • Physicians
  • Authors, Swiss
  • Protestants
  • Physicians
  • Authors, Swiss
  • Platter family
  • Platter, Thomas
  • Platter, Felix
  • Platter, Thomas
  • Basel-Stadt (Switzerland)
Label
Beggar and the professor : a sixteenth-century family saga, Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie ; translated by Arthur Goldhammer
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [375]-385) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Father and son: Thomas and Felix Platter -- Pilgrimage to the Valais -- 2. Childhoods and undertakings (1499-1551) -- The Platter childhoods: Thomas -- Felix -- Platter enterprises: Thomas -- 3. Five years in the Land of Oc (1552-1556) -- Traveling to Montpelier -- Living in Montpelier -- 4. The year 1557 -- Going to Paris (Spring 1557) -- The Spring of 1557: Anabasis -- Summer and fall: thesis and wedding -- 5. Boy or girl? -- Gredlin -- Tomlin
Control code
34824285
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
407 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780226473239
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
96023340
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
Label
Beggar and the professor : a sixteenth-century family saga, Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie ; translated by Arthur Goldhammer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [375]-385) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Father and son: Thomas and Felix Platter -- Pilgrimage to the Valais -- 2. Childhoods and undertakings (1499-1551) -- The Platter childhoods: Thomas -- Felix -- Platter enterprises: Thomas -- 3. Five years in the Land of Oc (1552-1556) -- Traveling to Montpelier -- Living in Montpelier -- 4. The year 1557 -- Going to Paris (Spring 1557) -- The Spring of 1557: Anabasis -- Summer and fall: thesis and wedding -- 5. Boy or girl? -- Gredlin -- Tomlin
Control code
34824285
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
407 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780226473239
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
96023340
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits

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