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"[The nuns] struck their chests and backs with their heads, as if they had their necks broken."--The History of the Devils of Loudun (1634) by Des Niau

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Loudun is a commune in the Vienne department in the Poitou-Charentes region in western France.

It is a small town in France of approximately 9,000 inhabitants, best-known for the Loudun possessions.

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