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Author Choudhury, Mita, 1964- author

Title The wanton Jesuit and the wayward saint : a tale of sex, religion, and politics in eighteenth-century France / Mita Choudhury
Published University Park, Pennsylvania : The Pennsylvania State University Press, [2015]
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 234 pages) : illustrations
Contents The Girard/Cadière relationship. A community of faith -- The meeting of two souls -- Unraveling and betrayal -- The trial. Becoming a cause célèbre -- Arguing the case -- Before the courts -- Beyond the Grand' Chambre. -- Public opinion and the story of the wanton jesuit -- The aftermath
Summary "Investigates the scandalous 1731 trial in which a young woman in the south of France accused her Jesuit confessor of seduction, heresy, abortion, and bewitchment. Examines this trial in the context of growing public disenchantment with the church and the monarchy"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-224) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Cadière, Marie-Catherine, 1709- -- Trials, litigation, etc.
Girard, Jean-Baptiste, 1680-1733 -- Trials, litigation, etc.
Jesuits -- France -- History -- 18th century.
Jansenists -- France -- History -- 18th century.
Sexual misconduct by clergy -- France -- History -- 18th century.
Trials (Seduction) -- France -- Aix-en-Provence -- History -- 18th century.
Genre/Form History.
Trials, litigation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0271077042 (electronic bk.)
9780271077048 (electronic bk.)