The great cat massacre and other episodes in French cultural history

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Basic Books, 1984 - History - 298 pages
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Examines the history and culture of eighteenth-century France as it provides a view of the people of the cities, towns, and countryside during the Age of Enlightenment

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“We constantly need to be shaken out of a false sense of familiarity with the past, to be administered doses of cultural shock.” Darnton says that to really appreciate documents and literature from ... Read full review

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Most history of the early modern period written more than a generation ago was what Robert Darnton identifies as "top-down" history: it is the history of royalty, nobles, and the intellectual elites ... Read full review

Contents

The Meaning of Mother Goose
9
The Great Cat Massacre of
75
The City
107
Copyright

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Understanding Popular Culture
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About the author (1984)

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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