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Saint Nicolas, selon la légende, a le pouvoir de préserver des voleurs les trésors qui lui sont confiés. C’est ainsi qu’un roi d’Afrique, adepte de la religion de Mahomet, est mis au défi par un saint homme chrétien : il accepte de laisser sa fortune sous la seule garde d’une statue de saint Nicolas, dans son palais dont les portes seront laissées ouvertes. Ayant appris la ...more
Paperback, 290 pages
Published March 2005 by Flammarion (first published 1966)
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Le Jeu de Saint Nicolas by Jean Bodel
Work that goes back to…the 12th Century!

This story of miracles is told with an introduction that specifies that the original version goes back to the twelfth century.
We are thus faced with what we would call today a politically incorrect series of events where Christians and their saints change other people’s religions.
This is a sensitive topic, especially these days when we are still reeling from the Paris killings, where 17 people have been shot dead.
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Jean (ou Jehan) Bodel (1165-1210) était un poète français du région d'Arras vers la fin du 12ième siècle. En 1202, il contractait la lèpre et il passait le reste de sa vie dans une léproserie.

Jean (or Jehan) Bodel (1165-1210) was a French poet of the Arras area in the late 12th century. In 1202, he contracted leprosy and he spent the rest of his life in a leper colony.
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