Leonarde's Ghost Popular Piety and the Appearance of a Spirit In 1628
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Description: 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.
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Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Truman State University Press
Publication date: 5/1/2008
Size: 5.80" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
|Foreword: The Editorial Process|
|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|
|What happened on the First day|
|What happened from the second day till the tenth|
|What happened from the tenth day till the twentieth|
|What happened the twenty-first day|
|What happened the twenty-second [day] till the thirtieth|
|The spirit declares that it is Leouarde Colin ...|
|The spirit says that it cannot write and makes a sign of the cross ...|
|The spirit refuses to take the crucifix in its hand ...|
|The spirit declares that it has spent seventeen years in purgatory ...|
|The spirit says it is the true aunt of Huguette ...|
|The spirit completes its services ...|
|On the forty-first day the spirit says not a word ...|
|The holy sacrament is brought ...|
|The most reverend father Franciscans are visited ...|
|The trip to Our Lady of Montjeux is made ...|
|The trip to Our Lady of La Leve is made ...|
|A prayer of congratulation by Huguette's confessor ...|