You are not currently logged in.
Access JSTOR through your library or other institution:
If You Use a Screen ReaderThis content is available through Read Online (Free) program, which relies on page scans. Since scans are not currently available to screen readers, please contact JSTOR User Support for access. We'll provide a PDF copy for your screen reader.
Ethos in Testimony: The Case of Carré de Montgeron, a Jansenist and a Convulsionary in the Century of Enlightenment
Michèle Bokobza Kahan
Vol. 43, No. 4 (SUMMER 2010), pp. 419-433
Published by: The Johns Hopkins University Press. Sponsor: American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ASECS).
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/40864416
Page Count: 15
You can always find the topics here!Topics: Miracles, Magistrates, Jansenism, Narratives, Oratory, Self image, Kings, Convulsions, Discourse, Political discourse
Were these topics helpful?See somethings inaccurate? Let us know!
Select the topics that are inaccurate.
Since scans are not currently available to screen readers, please contact JSTOR User Support for access. We'll provide a PDF copy for your screen reader.
Preview not available
The cultural and religious phenomena of the convulsionaries of Saint-Médard, linked to Parisian Jansenism, raises questions concerning the testimonial discourses and their procedures of validation and accreditation within the context of the eighteenth century in France. The article focuses on Carré de Montgeron's corpus and examines the discursive modalities concerning the question of authenticity and the choices of rhetoric strategies used in order to legitimate irrational testimony within a hostile model of evidence that privileges rationality and objectivity. I argue that Montgeron intended not only to transmit a real life experience but tended towards the construction of "public opinion" that was likely to influence the course of political and religious events in France.
Eighteenth-Century Studies © 2010 The Johns Hopkins University Press