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The Last Duel: A True Story of Crime, Scandal, and Trial by Combat in Medieval France - Eric Jager
The Last Duel: A True Story of Crime, Scandal, and Trial by Combat in Medieval France
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780767914161 (0767914163)
ASIN: 0767914163
Publisher: Broadway
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
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Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
3.5 The Last Duel: A True Story of Crime, Scandal, and Trial by Combat in Medieval France by Eric Jager
bookshelves: spring-2014, history, one-penny-wonder, nonfiction, france, true-grime, published-2004, summer-2015, adventure, medieval5c-16c, legal-courtcase, paper-read, tbr-busting-2015, under-500-ratings, dip-in-now-and-again Recommended for: Susanna Read from February 14, 2014 to July 08, 2015 ...
Sanne
Sanne rated it
2.5 The Last Duel (Eric Jager)
A popular non-fiction book on a fascinating subject: judicial duels or trials by combat. Jager follows one famous case: the fabled last judicial duel to ever take place in France. Two men fight to the death over the accusation that one has raped the wife of the other. The subject has all the good in...
Sesana
Sesana rated it
One man accuses another of a crime. The other denies it, and accuses the first of filing a false charge against him. Forensics aren't an option, and it's one man's word against another's. How do you decide who's telling the truth? In medieval France, the two men may duel to the death to prove who is...
Telynor's Library, and then some
Telynor's Library, and then some rated it
4.0
A look at a real-life trial-by-combat in France that I found absorbing to read, and a real eye-opener. Compared to a lot of the silliness written out there about the subject (it seems to crop up a lot in historical fiction), this is the real thing. Recommended for anyone interested in medieval life....
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