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Fragile Lives: Violence, Power and Solidarity in Eighteenth-century Paris (Paperback)
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Fragile Lives: Violence, Power and Solidarity in Eighteenth-century Paris (Paperback)

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Paperback 250 Pages / Published: 24/06/1993
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"Fragile Lives" is a vivid and engaging account of the everyday lives of Parisians in the eighteenth century. Through the experiences of ordinary people, Arlette Farge traces the solidarities and conflicts which arose between men and women, rich and poor, masters and servants, neighbours and colleagues. Drawing on judicial records, she deals with three arenas of conflict and solidarity: the home, the workplace and the street. By examining these interwoven and 'fragile' lives, Farge is able to challenge our conventional perception of everyday experience in the eighteenth century, of the aspirations of women both within the family and as abandoned mistresses, of the behaviour of the crowd as active and passive participants in street violence, and of the workshop as the arena for social conflicts. Farge paints a picture of a society in a process of mutation which was gradually constructing a new set of values.

Publisher: Polity Press
ISBN: 9780745612430
Number of pages: 250
Weight: 492 g
Dimensions: 228 x 161 x 17 mm

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