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Author Mercier, Christophe, active 17th century.

Title Leonarde's ghost : popular piety and "the appearance of a spirit" in 1628 / translated with introduction and annotations by Kathryn A. Edwards and Susie Speakman Sutch.

Published Kirksville, Mo. : Truman State University Press, [2008]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  133.1294447 MERC    AVAILABLE
Uniform title Histoire de l'apparition d'un esprit arrive dans la ville de Dole, le 24 juillet 1628. English
Physical description xiii, 125 pages : illustrations map ; 23 cm.
Series Sixteenth century essays & studies ; v. 82.
Sixteenth century essays & studies ; v. 82.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [121]-125) and index.
Contents Foreword: The Editorial Process -- Introduction. A Setting for a Ghost Story -- History of the Appearance of a Spirit Which Happened in the City of Dole, July 24, 1628 -- Cast of Characters -- First Ch. What happened on the First day -- Second Ch. What happened from the second day till the tenth -- Third Ch. What happened from the tenth day till the twentieth -- Fourth Ch. What happened the twenty-first day -- Fifth Ch. What happened the twenty-second [day] till the thirtieth -- Sixth Ch. The spirit declares that it is Leouarde Colin ... -- Seventh Ch. The spirit says that it cannot write and makes a sign of the cross ... -- Eighth Ch. The spirit refuses to take the crucifix in its hand ... -- Ninth Ch. The spirit declares that it has spent seventeen years in purgatory ... -- Tenth Ch. The spirit says it is the true aunt of Huguette ... -- Eleventh Ch. The spirit completes its services ... -- Twelfth Ch. On the forty-first day the spirit says not a word ... -- Thirteenth Ch. The holy sacrament is brought ... -- Fourteenth Ch. The most reverend father Franciscans are visited ... -- Fifteenth Ch. The trip to Our Lady of Montjeux is made ... -- Sixteenth Ch. The trip to Our Lady of La Leve is made ... -- Seventeenth Ch. A prayer of congratulation by Huguette's confessor ...
Summary "For seven weeks in late spring and early summer of 1628, a ghost haunted the modest dwelling of Huguette Roy and her husband in the small city of Dole in the Holy Roman Empire near the French border. Before and after giving birth to her third child, Huguette received visits twice daily from a young woman clothed in white who cleaned her house, eased her pains, and tended her newborn son. Only Huguette could see this apparition, and the haunting aroused curiosity and fear throughout her community. Soon after the spirit departed, a young man from Dole prepared a manuscript in colloquial French to recount Huguette's experiences, the ghost's demands, and the event's orthodoxy. Translators Edwards and Sutch present this primary source in English to allow modern readers to view the spirituality, piety, and daily lives of ordinary people in early modern Europe."--BOOK JACKET.
Other author Edwards, Kathryn A., 1964-
Sutch, Susie Speakman.
Subject Colin, Leonarde, active 17th century (Spirit)
Roy, Huguette, active 17th century.
Ghosts -- France -- Dole.
ISBN 9781931112796 (paperback: alk. paper)