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Le diable à Lisieux ? : Fragments retrouvés d'un sabbat sous l'épiscopat de Thomas Basin (1463)

Abstract : At first sight, Normandy, including the Westermost fringes of the kingdom of France does not seem to have been really touched by the emerging phenomenon of the great witch-hunting of the XVth century. The critical examination of an undeservedly forgotten document of XIXth- century erudition allows us to have a more nuanced historiographical point of view. In the light of this new source, we will actually try to show that a true persecution based on the modern stereotype of the Sabbath took place in Lisieux in 1463 under the episcopate of Thomas Basin. Beyond the research and the establishment of sources, the article questions the exact role played in these events by Thomas Basin, not only as bishop and count of Lisieux, but also as the counselor of the king of France.
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Franck Mercier. Le diable à Lisieux ? : Fragments retrouvés d'un sabbat sous l'épiscopat de Thomas Basin (1463). Cahiers de Recherches Médiévales et Humanistes / Journal of Medieval and Humanistic Studies, Classiques Garnier, 2011, pp.256-278. ⟨halshs-00728952⟩

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