Reclaiming the Sacred: Lay Religion and Popular Politics in Revolutionary France

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Cornell University Press, 1990 - History - 262 pages
"This is a carefully crafted piece of social history that broadly revises widely held preconceptions about ideological currents in the French Revolution. The issues it raises go beyond those that might appeal only to specialists in communal action and religion; historical sociologists and sociologists of culture will also find this to be an important and provocative study."--American Journal of Sociology

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Contents

Religion and Politics
1
The Emergence of Lay Cults
76
The Rhetoric
122
Copyright

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About the author (1990)

Suzanne Desan is Vilas-Shinners Distinguished Achievement Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is the author of Reclaiming the Sacred: Lay Religion and Popular Politics in Revolutionary France , also from Cornell, and The Family on Trial in Revolutionary France .

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