Sexual Crime, Religion and Masculinity in fin-de-siècle France: The Flamidien Affair By Timothy Verhoeven
English | PDF,EPUB | 2018 | 128 Pages | ISBN : 331974478X | 3.81 MB
This book explores a vital though long-neglected clash between republicans and Catholics that rocked fin-de-siècle France. At its heart was a mysterious and shocking crime. In Lille in 1899, the body of twelve-year-old Gaston Foveaux was discovered in a school run by a Catholic congregation, the Frères des Écoles Chrétiennes. When his teacher, Frère Flamidien, was charged with sexual assault and murder, a local crime became a national scandal.