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our favorite sites

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

a vast reservoir of information about Lunas and its environs

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

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

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

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

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

some historical highlights presented by the commune 


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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