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The devils of Loudun

by Aldous Huxley

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Published by Harper & Row in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Grandier, Urbain, 1590-1634,
  • Couvent des Ursulines (Loudun, France),
  • Demoniac possession

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Aldous Huxley.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBF1517.F5 H8 1965
    The Physical Object
    Pagination339 p., [1] leaf of plates :
    Number of Pages339
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5985466M
    ISBN 100060902108
    LC Control Number66015223
    OCLC/WorldCa6749500

      Addeddate Identifier Identifier-ark ark://t83j8zz6h Ocr ABBYY FineReader Ppi Scanner Internet Archive Python library dev4. The Devils Of Loudun, a non-fiction book by Aldous Huxley, was first published in It is a historical account of supposed demonic possession, superstition and religious fanaticism in 17th century France, based on events which took place in the small town of Loudun in Poitou.

    p. 7. Introduction. THE following extraordinary account of the "Cause Célèbre" of Urbain Grandier, the Curé of Loudun, accused of Magic and of having caused the Nuns of the Convent of Saint Ursula to be possessed of devils, is written by an eye-witness, and not only an eyewitness but an actor in the scenes he is printed at "Poitiers, chez J. Thoreau et la veuve Ménier. Read new romance book reviews, posts from your favorite authors, samples, exciting digital first publications and e-book specials. Visit » Column. Visit the official Harlequin book site. See the newest novels, discuss with other book lovers, buy romance books online. Visit » About. Column. CONTACT. Customer.

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The Devils of Loudun. This book left me speechless; contemplating days after I had finished it. Huxley's insight into the theology of Christianity is whole in its entirety. There is no stone left unturned in this gruesome account of alleged demonic possession which led to /5.

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The Devils of Loudon is not only a masterful account of the mass hysteria that surrounded the so-called possession of the nuns of Loudon, it is a book that goes much further than that. One understands better the grasp of any sort of totalitarian regime and Cited by: The Devils of Loudun is a non-fiction novel by Aldous Huxley.

It is a historical narrative of supposed demonic possession, religious fanaticism, sexual repression, and mass hysteria that occurred in seventeenth-century France surrounding unexplained events that took place in the small town of Loudun.

It centers on Roman Catholic priest Urbain Grandier and an entire. Free download or read online The Devils of Loudun pdf (ePUB) book. The first edition of the novel was published inand was written by Aldous Huxley. The book was published in multiple languages including English, consists of pages and is available in Paperback format.

The main characters of this history, non fiction story are Urbain Grandier,/5. The Devils Of Loudun. This book requires much of the reader and makes no concession to popularity. On yet another, it is a mystery, exploring the possible motives of the main players in the drama in Huxley’s, The Devils of Loudun, reading as easily as a well-written novel, purports to be the true story of a seventeenth century case of.

The Devils of Loudun is the most carefully researched book about the most fully documented case of demonic possession. The first part of the book immerses you in the times and personalities of 17th century France: here is Descartes, here the Sun King, here his eminence, Cardinal by: Check out this great listen on Inan entire convent in the small French village of Loudun was apparently possessed by the devil.

After a sensational and celebrated trial, the convent's charismatic priest Urban Grandier - accused of spiritually and. In Urbain Grandier, a handsome and dissolute priest of the parish of Loudun was tried, tortured and burnt at the stake.

He had been found guilty of conspiring with the devil to seduce an entire convent of nuns in what was the most sensational case of mass possession and sexual hysteria in history. Grandier maintained his innocence to the end and four years after his death 4/5(2).

The Devils of Loudun is still an important book for out time. The sorcery charge was bunk, and most of the people involved understood this to be the case.

If it’s possible that the human mind can tap into another mind, then those minds must. — Washington Post Book World. Aldous Huxley's "brilliant" (Los Angeles Times) and gripping account of one of the strangest occurrences in history, hailed as the "peak achievement of Huxley’s career" by the New York Times.

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In the Ursuline nuns of Loudon were allegedly possessed by demons. This is one of the largest cases of mass possession in : Edmund Goldsmid. The Devils of Loudun by Aldous Huxley,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(2K).

The Devils of Loudun by Aldous Huxley My rating: 5 of 5 stars Amazon page Ina parish priest named Urbain Grandier was tortured to exact a confession that he’d engaged in sorcery and made a pact with the devil.

There was plenty of reason to believe that Grandier was a less than. The Devils of Loudun is fascinating, erudite, and instinct with intellectual vitality" (Times Literary Supplement) "Huxley's analysis of motive, his exposition of the unconscious causes of behaviour, his exposure of the perversions to which religious emotion is subject, his discursions on the witch cult, on mass hysteria, on sexual eccentricity /5(87).

An exhaustive exhumation of the phenomenon of possession which occurred in a convent at Loudun during the 17th century which permits a speculative inquiry not only into the nature of psychological hysteria and hallucination, but also- and more widely- into the meaning of spiritual attitudes and beliefs.

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This book contains all three volumes of Edmund Goldsmid's "The History of the Devils of Loudun", which deals with the purported demonic possession, sexual repression, religious fanaticism, and mass hysteria that occurred in the small town of Loudun in 17th-century France.

The ways in which The Devils of Loudun have and haven't changed strike me as providing a useful measure of what's valuable about the book, and what's not. Undoubtedly, The Devils of Loudun owed something of its réclame to its "interdisciplinary" construction.

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