Cristeman the Terrible: a 16th Century Fait-divers

Rafael Marcelo Viegas

From the first half of the sixteenth century, a series of "journalistic documents" began circulating in France. These documents, printed in booklets similar to Brazilian cordel (cheap paper, poor print quality), sold by peddlers, with news about cataclysms, miraculous and supernatural events, but also deaths, crimes and murders, that is, faits-divers - which the translation below is a brief example.

Fait-divers; Crime; Pasquim; Press


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