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By David Fernbach, Eric Hazan

EPUB eISBN: 9781781685907
Authored via: Eric Hazan
Translated via: David Fernbach
Original ebook (Une histoire de l. a. Révolution française released via l. a. Fabrique in French): 2012

The attack at the Bastille, the Reign of Terror, Danton mocking his executioner, Robespierre allotting a nervous justice, and the archetypal gadfly Marat -- the occasions and figures of the French Revolution have exercised a carry at the ancient mind's eye for greater than two hundred years. it's been a template for heroic rebel and, to extra conservative minds, a cautionary tale.

In the arms of Eric Hazan, writer of the discovery of Paris, the revolution turns into a rational and natural fight for emancipation. during this new historical past, the 1st major account of the French Revolution in over two decades, Hazan continues that it essentially replaced the Western international -- for the better.

Looking at historical past from the ground up, supplying an account of operating humans and peasants, Hazan asks, how did they see their possibilities? What have been they scuffling with for? What was once the phobia and will it's justified? and the way was once the revolution stopped in its tracks? The People's historical past of the French Revolution is a brilliant retelling of occasions, bringing them to lifestyles with a large number of voices. purely during this means, by means of realizing the wishes and calls for of the reduce periods, can the innovative bloodshed and the implacable will of a guy reminiscent of Robespierre be really understood.

About the Author
Eric Hazan is the founding father of the writer l. a. Fabrique and the writer of numerous books, together with Notes at the profession and the hugely acclaimed Invention of Paris. He has lived in Paris, France, all his existence.

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Although only the very rich could participate fully in ‘high society’ and enjoy the Paris season, there were opportunities for those with similar pretensions but less wealth, as well as for the less spendthrift or well connected, to enjoy a similar calendar of events in Lyon, Aix, Dijon, Le Mans, and a host of provincial cities. Outside Paris, even in the largest cities, where the local elite rarely included more than a few hundred people, it was possible to know everyone who mattered. In such small groups the pressure to conform was of course intense.

763. Pellissier, ‘Les sociabilit´es’, ii, p. 566. 28 People and Politics in France, 1848–1870 gaining the gratitude of recipients, of encouraging orderly behaviour and, in times of crisis, of preventing disorder. Paternalistic concern for dependents, and paupers more generally, was a feature of the idealised traditional rural community, frequently taken up by large industrial employers like the Schneiders or the Protestant entrepreneurs of Mulhouse. Thus, networking in its various forms enabled individuals to make use of accumulated social and symbolic capital.

De l’Univ. de Lyon II, 1993, i, pp. 105, 155. g. Pellissier, ‘Les sociabilit´ Anceau, Les d´eput´es, p. 201. es’, iii, p. 1063. 28 The informal influence of women on the conduct of business and politics was clearly evident but difficult to chart. Although young women were poorly prepared for the rigours of sex and childbirth, and as a result were frequently physically and emotionally exhausted, they tended to outlive husbands, who were generally significantly older. 29 Membership of a variety of voluntary associations was another vital means of being seen and of asserting personal worth.

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