Reshaping France: Town, Country, and Region During the French Revolution

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Alan I. Forrest, Peter Jones, Peter S. Jones
Manchester University Press, 1991 - France - 258 pages
The proceedings of a conference held in Manchester in 1989 to mark the bicentenary of the French Revolution. Emphasizing aspects of social history, the focus of these papers is on the inter-relationships between town and country, nation and province during the revolutionary period.
 

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Contents

The idea of the nation in Revolutionary France
13
The countryside and the peasantry in Revolutionary
26
maritime cities
37
The Revolution and the rural economy
54
Artisans sansculottes and the French Revolution
105
Agrarian radicalism during the French Revolution
137
The volunteers of 1792
168
The provincial press in the French Revolution
193
The Revolutionary and royalist traditions in southern
206
The state and the villages in Revolutionary France
221
Towncountry and the circulation of Revolutionary
243
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Alan Forrest is Professor of Modern History at the University of York. He has written widely on the social and military aspects of the French Revolution, and on the Revolution in provincial France.

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