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Davis, Natalie Zemon 1928-

Overview
Works: 215 works in 783 publications in 9 languages and 14,841 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Trials, litigation, etc  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bibliography  Exhibition catalogs  Interviews  Sources 
Roles: Author, Publishing director, Editor, Author of introduction, Honoree, Other, Interviewee, Scenarist, Director
Classifications: HQ1121, 305.4094
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Natalie Zemon Davis
The return of Martin Guerre by Natalie Zemon Davis( Book )

47 editions published between 1982 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 2,031 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of a sixteenth-century French imposter who convinced a peasant woman and her family that he was her missing husband
Society and culture in early modern France : eight essays by Natalie Zemon Davis( Book )

77 editions published between 1965 and 2007 in 6 languages and held by 1,611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women on the margins : three seventeenth-century lives by Natalie Zemon Davis( Book )

40 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 1,339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As she did with Martin Guerre, Natalie Zemon Davis here retrieves individual lives from historical obscurity to give us a window onto the early modern world. As women living in the seventeenth century, Glikl bas Judah Leib, Marie de l'Incarnation, and Maria Sibylla Merian, equally remarkable though very different, were not queens or noblewomen, their every move publicly noted. Rather, they were living "on the margins" in seventeenth-century Europe, North America, and South America. Yet these women - one Jewish, one Catholic, one Protestant - left behind memoirs and writings that make for a spellbinding tale and that, in Davis' deft narrative, tell us more about the life of early modern Europe than many an official history. All these women were originally city folk. Glikl bas Judah Leib was a merchant of Hamburg and Metz whose Yiddish autobiography blends folktales with anecdotes about her two marriages, her twelve children, and her business. Marie de L'Incarnation, widowed young, became a mystic visionary among the Ursuline sisters and cofounder of the first Christian school for Amerindian women in North America. Maria Sibylla Merian, a German painter and naturalist, produced an innovative work on tropical insects based on lore she gathered from the Carib, Arawak, and African women of Suriname. The resulting triptych suggests the range of experience, self-consciousness, and expression possible in seventeenth-century Europe and its outposts. It also shows how persons removed from the centers of power and learning ventured in novel directions, modifying in their own way Europe's troubled and ambivalent relations with other "marginal" peoples
Trickster travels : a sixteenth-century Muslim between worlds by Natalie Zemon Davis( Book )

34 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Al-Hasan al-Wazzan--born in Granada to a Muslim family that in 1492 went to Morocco--became famous as the great Renaissance writer Leo Africanus, author of the first geography of Africa to be published in Europe (in 1550). He had been captured by Christian pirates in the Mediterranean and imprisoned by the pope; when he was released and baptized, he lived a European life of scholarship as the Christian writer Giovanni Leone; by 1527, it is likely that he returned to North Africa and to the language, culture, and faith in which he had been raised. Historian Davis offers a virtuoso study of the fragmentary, partial, and often contradictory traces that al-Hasan al-Wazzan left behind him, and a fresh interpretation of his extraordinary life and work.--From publisher description.--From publisher description
Slaves on screen : film and historical vision by Natalie Zemon Davis( Book )

26 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,039 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Tackles the large issue of how the moving picture industry has portrayed slaves in five major motion pictures spanning four generations. The potential of film to narrate the historical past in an effective and meaningful way, with insistence on loyalty to the evidence, is assessed in five films; Spartacus (1960), Burn! (1969), The Last Supper (1976), Amistad (1997), and Beloved (1998)."--Jacket
Fiction in the archives : pardon tales and their tellers in sixteenth-century France by Natalie Zemon Davis( Book )

36 editions published between 1987 and 1995 in 4 languages and held by 948 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The gift in sixteenth-century France by Natalie Zemon Davis( Book )

42 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 810 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cet essai montre que le don dans la France du XVIe siècle est présent à tous les niveaux, de la générosité royale à la charité envers le mendiant. Il prend alors une haute signification, toute évaluation sociale des personnes les unes par rapport aux autres passe par la mesure du don. Par celle-ci, l'auteur montre la nature des sociétés d'Ancien Régime et ce qu'il en demeure aujourd'hui
Culture and identity in early modern Europe (1500-1800) : essays in honor of Natalie Zemon Davis( Book )

9 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The allure of the archives by Arlette Farge( Book )

9 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arlette Farge's Le Goût de l'archive is widely regarded as a historiographical classic. While combing through two-hundred-year-old judicial records from the Archives of the Bastille, historian Farge was struck by the extraordinarily intimate portrayal they provided of the lives of the poor in pre-Revolutionary France, especially women. She was seduced by the sensuality of old manuscripts and by the revelatory power of voices otherwise lost. In The Allure of the Archives, she conveys the exhilaration of uncovering hidden secrets and the thrill of venturing into new dimensions of the past
Histoire des femmes en occident by Georges Duby( Book )

35 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in French and Spanish and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Extrait de la couverture du vol. 1 : "Projet démesuré que de couvrir près de vingt siècles d'hisoitre du monde antique gréco-romain, de parcourir un espace qui va des rivages de la Méditerranée à ceux des mers du Nord, des colonnes d'héraclès aux rives de l'Indus, de se plomger dans des documents aussi divers que les tombes d'une nécropole, la stèle inscrite plaquée aux murs du sanctuaire, le rouleau de papyrus, la scène peinte sur la panse d'un vase ... et une littérature grecque et latine qui, si elle n'a pas donné la parole aux femmes, a beaucoup parlé d'elles. On l'aura deviné, ce livre n'a pas pour fonction de remplacr l'énome production qui existe en ce domaine. Il aborde un petit nombre seulement des questions qui nous ont paru importantes pour aider à comprendre la place des femmes dans le monde antique et, plus encore peut être, dans la perspectives d'un ensemble de volumes tratant de l'histoire des femmes, comprendre les fondements d'habitudes mentales, de mesures juridiques, d'institutions sociales qui ont duré des siècles en Occident." Extrait de la couverture du vol. 2 : "Ces femmes du Moyen Âge, à qui maîtres, époux et censeurs dénient la parole avec tant de constance, ont finalement laissé plus de textes et d'échos de leur dire que de traces proprement matérielles. Le millénaire que couvre ce volume laisse, vers son début et vers sa fin, passer, un peu plus assurée, la parole même des femmes, bien qu'il faille tendre l'oreille pour la saisir, assourdie, dans le brouhaha immense du choeur des hommes. Leur discours, leurs témoignages ou leur cri nous permettent simplement de percevoir comment ont mûri en elles les modèles que directeurs de conscience ou maîtres du savoir leur imposaient, les images que les hommes leur renvoyaient d'elles-mêmes, parfois leur refus de cette vision déformée, et toujours la manière dont ces "images" se sont inscrites dans leur vie et leur chair. L'histoire tout court a tout à gagner à prendre en compte sa part féminine." Extrait de la couverture du vol. 3 : "De quelque côté que l'on se tourne, elle est présente, infiniment présente, du XVIe au XVIIIe siècle, sur l'ensemble des scènes domestique, économique, intellectuelle, publique, conflictuelle, et même ludique, de la société : la femme est là. D'elle on parle beaucoup, à perte de vue, afin de mettre l'univers en ordre : mais ici gît le paradoxe. Car ce discours pléthorique et ressassé sur la femme et sa nature est un discours traversé par le besoin de la contenir. On le pressent dès maintenant : le discours ne rend pas compte de la réalité de son existence ; aveugle, il ne la voit qu'à travers une image, celle de la femme risquant d'être dangereuse par ses excès, elle qui est si nécessaire par ses fonctions de mère. Le discours ne la montre pas, il l'invente, la définit à travers un regard savant qui ne peut que la soustraire à elle-même." Extrait dela couverture du vol. 4 : "L'image d'un XIXe siècle sombre et triste, austère et contraignant pour les femmes, est une représentation spontanée. On aurait tort de croire cependant que cette époque est seulement le temps d'une longue domination, d'une absolue soumission des femmes à une codification collective précise, socialement élaborée. Car ce siècle signe la naissance du féminisme, mot emblématique qui désigne tout aussi bien des changements structurels importants (travail salarié, autonomie de l'individu civil, droit à l'instruction) que l'apparition collective des femmes sur la scène politique. Ainsi faudrait-il dire plutôt que ce siècle est précisément le moment historique où la vie des femmes change, plus exactement le moment historique où la perspective de leur vie change ; temps de la modernité où est rendue possible une position de sujet, individu à part entière et actrice politique, future citoyenne." Extrait de la couverture du vol. 5 : "A étudier aujourd'hui, privilège de l'histoire contemporaine, des vies de femmes qui ont traversé le siècle, on est frappé par le tragique et le grandiose de leurs existences. Happées par la guerre, la révolution ou la dictature, mais aussi spectatrices et actrices d'un formidable bouleversement entre les sexes. Incontestablement la vie des femmes a changé, et l'égalité sexuelle progressé au XXe siècle, sous la pression bien sûr des féministes, grâce aussi aux progrès techniques, à la maîtrise féminine de la fécondité et à une plus grande participation des femmes à la vie sociale - mais non sans résistance et déplacement des discriminations. Ici l'histoire tend la main aux autres sciences humaines, sans épuiser le champ du possible ni parler de façon univoque. Du moins espère-t-on montrer la valeur scientifique d'une approche sexuée de l'histoire et inviter à la réflexion sur les enjeux de notre temps."
A history of women in the West by Michelle Perrot( Book )

in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dutch New York between East and West : the world of Margrieta van Varick by Deborah L Krohn( Book )

6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Commemorating the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson's voyage and the lasting legacy of Dutch culture in New York, this book explores the life and times of a woman, her family, and her things. Margrieta was born in the Netherlands but lived at the extremes of the Dutch colonial world, in Malacca on the Malay Peninsula and in Flatbush, Brooklyn. When she came to New York in 1686 with her husband and set up a shop, she brought an astonishing array of Eastern goods, many of which were documented in an inventory made after her death in 1695. Extensive archival research has enabled a collaborative team to reconstruct her story and establish the depth of her connection to Dutch trading establishments in Asia. This is a contribution to the histories of New York City, the Dutch overseas empire, women, and material culture
A history of women in the West by Natalie Zemon Davis( Book )

29 editions published between 1992 and 2002 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This third volume in the series illuminates women's places in early modern Europe as they appear in a wealth of representations, from simple woodcuts and popular literature to master paintings, and as the focal point of a debate conducted in every field
Revealing the African presence in Renaissance Europe by Joaneath A Spicer( Book )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frauen und Gesellschaft am Beginn der Neuzeit : Studien über Familie, Religion u. d. Wandlungsfähigkeit d. sozialen Körpers by Natalie Zemon Davis( Book )

13 editions published between 1986 and 1989 in German and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The meaning of the millennium( Visual )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professors Natalie Davis and Martin Marty examine the millennium from historical, religious and humanistic perspectives. Includes an introduction by Hillary Rodham Clinton, remarks by President Clinton, and comments and questions from the audience and from the Internet
Die wahrhaftige Geschichte von der Wiederkehr des Martin Guerre by Natalie Zemon Davis( Book )

10 editions published between 1984 and 2004 in German and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Storia delle donne in Occidente( Book )

in Italian and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Kopf in der Schlinge : Gnadengesuche u. ihre Erzähler by Natalie Zemon Davis( Book )

5 editions published between 1987 and 1991 in German and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El regreso de Martin Guerre by Natalie Zemon Davis( Book )

7 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in Spanish and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of a sixteenth-century French imposter who convinced a peasant woman and her family that he was her missing husband
 
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Alternative Names
Davis, N. Z.

Davis, N. Z. 1928-

Davis, N. Z. (Natalie Zemon)

Davis, N. Z. (Natalie Zemon), 1928-

Davis, Natalie 1928-

Davis, Natalie A. 1928-

Davis, Natalie Ann Zemon.

Davis Natalie Ann Zemon 1928-....

Davis, Natalie Z. 1928-

Davis, Natalie Z. (Natalie Zemon), 1928-

Davis, Natalie Zemon

Davis, Nathalie Ann Zemon 1928-

Natalie Zemon Davis Canadees historica

Natalie Zemon Davis Canadian-American historian

Natalie Zemon Davis canadisk historiker

Natalie Zemon Davis Historienne et universitaire canadienne-américaine

Natalie Zemon Davis kanadensisk historiker

Natalie Zemon Davis kanadisch-amerikanische Historikerin und Kulturwissenschaftlerin

Natalie Zemon Davis kanadisk historikar

Natalie Zemon Davis kanadisk historiker

Natalie Zemon Davis storica francese

Natalie Zemon Davis storica statunitense

Zemon Davis, Natalie

Zemon-Davis, Natalie 1928-

Zemon, Natalie Davis

Zemon, Natalie Davis 1928-

Дэвис, Натали Земон 1928-

Земон Дэвис, Натали

Земон-Дэвис, Натали 1928-

Натали Зимън Дейвис

דויס, נטלי זימון 1928-

דיויס, נטלי זימון 1928-

דייוויס, נטלי זימון 1928-

זימון דיויס, נטלי

נטלי זימון דייוויס

데이비스, 나탈리 제먼

데이비스, 내털리 1928-

데이비스, 내털리 제이먼 1928-

제먼 데이비스, 나탈리

ゼモン=デイヴィス, ナタリー

デーヴィス, ナタリー・Z

デーヴィス, ナタリー・ゼーモン

デービス, ナタリー・ゼーモン

ナタリー・ゼモン・デイヴィス

Languages
English (276)

French (90)

German (38)

Italian (28)

Spanish (20)

Japanese (8)

Chinese (2)

Finnish (2)

Hebrew (1)

Covers
Society and culture in early modern France : eight essaysWomen on the margins : three seventeenth-century livesTrickster travels : a sixteenth-century Muslim between worldsSlaves on screen : film and historical visionFiction in the archives : pardon tales and their tellers in sixteenth-century FranceThe gift in sixteenth-century FranceHistoire des femmes en occidentA history of women in the West