Strange Revelations Magic, Poison, and Sacrilege in Louis XIV's France

ISBN-10: 0271029161

ISBN-13: 9780271029160

Edition: 2006

Authors: Lynn Wood Mollenauer

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The Affair of the Poisons was the greatest court scandal of the seventeenth century. From 1679 to 1682 the French crown investigated more than 400 people--including Louis XIV's official mistress and members of the highest-ranking circles at court--for sensational crimes. In
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List price: $30.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Pennsylvania State University Press
Publication date: 1/4/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Lynn Wood Mollenauer is Assistant Professor of History at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.

List of Illustrations
Investigating the Affair of the Poisons, 1676-1682
Medea and the Marquise: Understanding the Crime of Poison in Seventeenth-Century France
The Criminal Magical Underworld of Paris
The Renegade Priests of Paris and the Amatory Mass
The Magic of Mistresses at the Court of Louis XIV
Conclusion: The End of Magic?
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