A History of Private Life, Volume 4

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Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1987 - History - 713 pages
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This text, volume four in a series on the evolution of private life, covers the development of self-consciousness 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 altered life in the West.

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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
The Actors by Michelle Perrot Anne MartinFugier
Scenes and Places by Michelle Perrot RogerHenri

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

Georges Duby, a member of the Académie Française, is Professor of Medieval History at the Collà ̈ge de France.

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