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

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

by Peter Jones
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521821770

ISBN-13: 9780521821773

Pub. Date: 03/01/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This "comparative micro-historical" study for the transitional period between the old and the new France, (1760-1820) analyzes six small localities. It explains how country dwellers disengaged themselves from the congeries of local societies that made up the ancien régime, and attached themselves to the wider polity of the Revolutionary and Napoleonic state.

Overview

This "comparative micro-historical" study for the transitional period between the old and the new France, (1760-1820) analyzes six small localities. It explains how country dwellers disengaged themselves from the congeries of local societies that made up the ancien régime, and attached themselves to the wider polity of the Revolutionary and Napoleonic state. The result is a strikingly new perspective on the rural history of France during an epoch of momentous change.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521821773
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/01/2003
Series:
New Studies in European History Series
Pages:
306
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations; List of tables; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. Mise-en-scène; 2. The structures of village life towards the end of the ancien régime; 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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