The Great Cat Massacre and Other Episodes in French Cultural History

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Basic Books, 1999 - History - 298 pages
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In this dazzling series of essays, Robert Darnton exhumes the strange and wonderful world views of the ordinary and extraordinary people inhabiting the cities, towns, and countryside of France in what we like to call “The Age of Enlightenment.”

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Review: The Great Cat Massacre: And Other Episodes in French Cultural History

User Review  - Lode Goukens - Goodreads

Interesting but sometimes too elaborate and even boring. Read full review

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User Review  - Rachel Cleves - Goodreads

The title essay is one of the greatest history essays I've ever read. Worth the price of the book alone. It may change the way you understand history as a discipline, it certainly had that effect on many in the academy. Just do it. Read full review

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About the author (1999)

Robert Darnton is the Shelby Cullom Davis Professor of European History at Princeton University. His many books include The Forbidden Best-Sellers of Pre-Revolutionary France, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award.

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