Private Lives and Public Affairs

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April 1995



This is a book about stories, about the public impact of tales of private life. The stories in question are those of the parties to a series of highly publicized court cases, or causes celebers, which gripped the attention of the French-and especially the Parisian-reading public in the two decades preceding the Revolution of 1789.


Sarah Maza is Professor of History at Northwestern University and the author of Servants and Masters in Eighteenth-Century France: The Uses of Loyalty (1983).


"A sophisticated analysis of the development of prerevolutionary political culture based on an examination of nontraditional sources. . . . This is an important work for revolutionary historians."--"Choice
EAN: 9780520201637
ISBN: 0520201639
Untertitel: The Causes Celebres of Prerevolutionary France. 'Studies on the History of Society & Culture'. 11 b&w illustrations. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: University of California Press
Erscheinungsdatum: April 1995
Seitenanzahl: 354 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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