Liberty and Locality in Revolutionary France: Six Villages Compared, 1760-1820 Six Villages Compared, 1760-1820

Innbundet / 2003 / Engelsk

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9780521821773
Publisert
2003
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Cambridge University Press
Aldersnivå
06, P
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Engelsk
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322
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640 gr
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229 mm
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152 mm
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22 mm
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Liberty and Locality in Revolutionary France: Six Villages Compared, 1760-1820 Six Villages Compared, 1760-1820

Innbundet / 2003 / Engelsk
This book examines the interface between the old and the new France in the period 1760-1820. It adopts an unusual 'comparative micro-historical' approach in order to illuminate the manner in which country dwellers cut themselves loose from the congeries of local societies that made up the Ancien Regime, and attached themselves to the wider polity of the Revolutionary and Napoleonic state. The apprehensions and ambitions of six groups of villagers located in different parts of the kingdom are explored in close-up across the span of a single adult lifetime. Contrasting experiences form a large part of the analysis, but the story is ultimately one of fusion around a set of values that no individual villager could possibly have anticipated, whether in 1750 or 1789. The book is at once an institutional, a social and a political history of life in the village in an epoch of momentous change.
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This is a 'comparative micro-historical' study attempted for the period between the old and the new France, 1760-1820, which offers a striking perspective on the rural history of France during an epoch of momentous change.
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List of illustrations; List of tables; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. Mise-en-scene; 2. The structures of village life towards the end of the ancien regime; 3. Agendas for change: 1787-1790; 4. A new civic landscape; 5. Sovereignty in the village; 6. Church and state in miniature; 7. Land of liberty?; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index.
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'Peter Jones [is] the most accomplished British historian of the French peasantry ... his sensitivity to the patterns and concerns of rural life has a human feel of authenticity ... Superb and innovative empirical research of this sort is a welcome counterpoint to the grander narratives which the French Revolution so understandably evokes.' The Times Literary Supplement'... outstanding ... Those familiar with his work will not be surprised that the book is characterized by a deep familiarity with both national politics and the 'revolution in the village', expressed in succinct, lucid prose.' History"Jones' expert knowledge of rural France and his archival mastery have produced an important book for scholars of the French Revolution." Anthony Crubaugh, Illinois State University, American Historical Review"Jones offers an exemplary comparative microhistory examining six villages.... insightful work. Recommended." Choice"A well researched book that offers specialists in French history a good look at how varying groups of peasants responded to the events and structural changes of the Revolution." H-France"...the book's great strenth is that it makes available in Engilsh the kind of historical detail that we normally associate with local studies in French. Such detail provides an exceptionally clear picture of the evolution of village institutions during the Revolution...Jones moves beyond institutional history to offer detailed descriptions of local civic rituals, adding a rich cultural tone to his microhistories." - Journal of Modern History, Michael Kwass, University of Georgia
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A comparative 'micro-history' for the period between the old and the new France, 1760-1820.
Peter Jones is Professor of French History, University of Birmingham.
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Produktdetaljer

ISBN13
9780521821773
Publisert
2003
Utgiver
Vendor
Cambridge University Press
Aldersnivå
06, P
Språk
Product language
Engelsk
Format
Product format
Innbundet
Sider
322
Vekt
640 gr
Høyde
229 mm
Bredde
152 mm
Tykkelse
22 mm
Se alle
Forfatter