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our favorite sites

https://archives-pierresvives.herault.fr/archive

for compoix and online notary documents dating from the 15th century, and maps and censuses from the 19th century

http://www.amisdelunas.fr/

a vast reservoir of information about Lunas and its environs

 

https://stefbatigne.pagesperso-orange.fr/

primarily the author's family history, but with many transcribed and annotated historical records from the area, and an excellent glossary

http://jeanfrancoisk.free.fr/

another family history with lots of interesting information, including recent first-hand accounts

http://viatolosana.free.fr/pat/vt_pat04_abbaye_joncels.php

a very well documented and fascinating history of the abbey of Joncels

https://www.patrimoinereligieux34.catholique.fr/index.php/bienvenue

though you need to search for each church individually, it has some interesting historical information

http://archivescompoix.tarn.fr/

an excellent example of the information that can be learned from early compoix

https://lebousquetdorb.fr/les-loisirs/le-patrimoine/

some historical highlights presented by the commune 

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our favourite books

by Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie

Les Paysans de Languedoc

The Peasants of Languedoc (John Day English translation)

Montaillou, village occitan de 1294 à 1324

Montaillou : Cathars and Catholics in a French Village, 1294-1324 (Barbara Bray English translation)

Le Siècle des Platter (1499-1628): Le mendiant et le professeur

The Beggar and the Professor: A Sixteenth-Century Family Saga

(Arthur Goldhammer English translation)

by Christopher H. Johnson

              The Life and Death of Industrial Languedoc, 1700-1920

by Jeannine et Lucien Osouf

              Robert Guiraud :  L’affaire Cabrol Lunas 1960

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