The Great Cat Massacre and Other Episodes in French Cultural History

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Allen Lane, 1984 - Folklore - 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

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