Les chasseurs luttent contre la Bête du Gévaudan

Guy Crouzet

and in Gévaudan settled

a « ferocious beast unknown in our climates »

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Guy Crouzet - And in Gévaudan settled a ferocious beast unknown in our climates

Further investigation after the books "The great fear of Gévaudan" in 2001 and "Bêtes en Gévaudan" in 2010.

The author will sulk neither his pleasure nor his pride, recalling what Jean-Marc Moriceau, professor of modern history at the University of Caen, and recognized specialist in the rural world, wrote about him in one of his first works on wolves "History of the bad wolf - XV-XX th century", in the chapter devoted precisely to the beast of Gévaudan, page 170: "... apart from these three abbots (Pourchet, Favre, Pic) the one of the researchers to have found and put into perspective the most complementary documents is Guy Crouzet…”


The latter also had the exceptional opportunity to be able to present in the town hall of Malzieu, on August 4, 2011, the rifle with which Jean Chastel killed the beast on June 19, 1767.


Another happy memory, to conclude, that of having been the founding president of the association "In the land of the beast of Gévaudan", from 1988 to 1999, a period during which the statues of Auvers and Besseyre were erected. Saint Mary.

Here is, very briefly, his C.V. on the subject!


Year of publication of the presented edition : 2014 (64 pages) Book printed in 250 copies

Editor : Guy Crouzet

The author

Guy Crouzet, retired from the National Education, recognized as one of the French specialists of this bloody episode in the History of France, is from Puy-en-Velay.

Guy Crouzet - And in Gévaudan settled a ferocious beast unknown in our climates

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