The Great Cat Massacre and Other Episodes in French Cultural History

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Basic Books, 1999 - History - 298 pages
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In this dazzling series of essays, Robert Darnton exhumes the strange and wonderful world views of the ordinary and extraordinary people inhabiting the cities, towns, and countryside of France in what we like to call “The Age of Enlightenment.”

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Review: The Great Cat Massacre and Other Episodes in French Cultural History

User Review  - Richp - Goodreads

Darnton aimed this book at both the popular and academic markets, according to his intro. I suspect the real market is college students assigned this book for a class. In this subject, I am part of ... Read full review

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User Review  - Edward Sullivan - Goodreads

I decided to read this book because of the title essay but the essay on fairy tales proved to be much more interesting. Overall, a stimulating collection of essay examining 17th and 18th century French cultural history. Read full review

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About the author (1999)

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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