08 Feb

The previous parts of our book have shown how the story of Abbé Saunière, which fell into deep oblivion at the end of the two wars that shook Europe, gradually emerged from the shadows from the 1950s. We then witnessed the creation of a real myth on the basis of a substrate that lent itself to it, and this for various reasons. First of all, the story of Abbé Saunière, although not in itself an isolated case, was extraordinary enough to give rise to all possible suppositions. Then, the documentation concerning the priest was sufficiently fragmentary and incomplete to authorise, here again, many extrapolations. If in fact we still have enough archives to draw up a life of the priest as precise as that which we have given an account of in the first part of this work, we must not omit that the archives we currently have (…). »


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