A History of Private Life: From the Fires of Revolution to the Great War

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Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1990 - History - 713 pages
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The nineteenth century was the golden age of private life, a time when the tentative self-consciousness of the Renaissance and earlier eras took recognizable form, and the supreme individual, with a political, scientific, and above all existential value, emerged. Volume IV of this award-winning series chronicles this development from the tumult of the French Revolution to the outbreak of World War I--a century and a quarter of rapid, ungovernable change culminating in a conflict that, at a stroke, altered life in the Western world.

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From the fires of revolution to the Great War

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These volumes, edited by Philippe Aries and Georges Duby, are aimed at both the scholar and layperson who wonder how people lived and behaved from ancient times to the present: "their thoughts, their ... Read full review


Introduction by Michelle Perrot
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Michelle Perrot is Professor of Contemporary History at the Université de Paris VII.

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The late Philippe Aries was also the author of Centuries of Childhood.

Georges Duby is Emeritus Professor at the College de France and one of the most eminent French historians. He is a memeber of the Academie Francaise, and holds the French National Order of Merit and Legion of Honour, amongst other distinctions.

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