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The perception of time among these mostly illiterate thirteenth-century inhabitants of Languedoc may at first strike the twentieth-century reader as vague at best. They did not always know exactly how old they were, and their sense of history was strictly local.
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Even the distribution of rations leaves much to be desired; the fatigue party, well-intentioned and sympathetic though it be, often finds itself short of provisions.
René Weis is professor of English literature at University College, London. and the author of numerous scholarly publications. Among his books are: The Yellow Cross and Criminal Justice: The True Story of Edith Thompson. He lives in London.
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