The French Revolution in Culture and Society (Hardback)
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The French Revolution in Culture and Society (Hardback)

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Hardback 240 Pages / Published: 30/05/1991
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This volume examines the issue of the timing of cultural change, problems of Revolutionary anticipations and reverberations, and the relationship between culture, politics, and society. Individual essays combine both old and new approaches, ranging from textual analysis to the study of local judicial records, from the psychohistorical to the demographic. But they all demonstrate the usefulness of linking social and cultural history, broadly conceived, and of interdisciplinary approaches to the study of events. Part One addresses directly the creation of French Revolutionary culture. The contributors describe the physical act of dismantling and redefining the culture of the Ancien Regime for revolutionary purposes, new conceptions of time, and generation relations in Revolutionary rhetoric and law. The second part identifies key cultural ingredients from the distant past. It reminds us of the extent to which the Revolution employed the huge storehouse of Western culture to create something original. Because the creation of a democratic culture implies a crisis of consciousness, Part Three brings together a range of investigations into the question of cultural crisis. Three essays see the Revolutionary era as engendering psychological dislocation. In Part Four, social historians reveal the variety of approaches they have taken in trying to understand eighteenth century France. The varied contributions exploit the sources that have become the stock-in-trade of modern social history. Poverty, crime, and population are among the leading topics in current historiography, but military and political institutions are also examined in new ways. This edited collection provides new insights into a critical period of world history and will be welcomed by all scholars of the French Revolution and its aftermath.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9780313274282
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 513 g
Dimensions: 230 x 156 x 14 mm


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"Consisting of 15 papers originally presented at a 1988 symposium, this collection exhibits the diversity and richness of current research by a representative group of American (and a few French) scholars. Arranged around the theme of politics, culture, and society, the essays reflect a variety of political, literary, institutional, psychohistorical, and demographic approaches. The collection is broadly focused on the Revolution and explores problems in the Ancient Regime (e.g., the army's budget, criminal procedure) as well as the Revolution's impact (e.g., contraception). Many contributions deal with the debate over the extent of revolutionary change. Selected topics include destruction of royal monuments, the revolutionary calendar, Shakespeare in France, classical imagery. Diderot and Sade's treatment of sexual victims, poor relief, and ritualized violence against chateaus, as well as editor Troyansky's erudite essay on generational themes in political discourse. Several essays have appeared in earlier versions, others represent ongoing research. A 16-page bibliography of works cited is appended. Recommended for upper-division undergraduates and above."-Choice
?Consisting of 15 papers originally presented at a 1988 symposium, this collection exhibits the diversity and richness of current research by a representative group of American (and a few French) scholars. Arranged around the theme of politics, culture, and society, the essays reflect a variety of political, literary, institutional, psychohistorical, and demographic approaches. The collection is broadly focused on the Revolution and explores problems in the Ancient Regime (e.g., the army's budget, criminal procedure) as well as the Revolution's impact (e.g., contraception). Many contributions deal with the debate over the extent of revolutionary change. Selected topics include destruction of royal monuments, the revolutionary calendar, Shakespeare in France, classical imagery. Diderot and Sade's treatment of sexual victims, poor relief, and ritualized violence against chateaus, as well as editor Troyansky's erudite essay on generational themes in political discourse. Several essays have appeared in earlier versions, others represent ongoing research. A 16-page bibliography of works cited is appended. Recommended for upper-division undergraduates and above.?-Choice

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