Fragile Lives: Violence, Power and Solidarity in Eighteenth-century Paris

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Harvard University Press, 1993 - History - 314 pages
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The rich and complex texture of working-class neighborhoods in eighteenth-century Paris comes vibrantly alive in this collage of the experiences of ordinary people--men and women, rich and poor, masters and servants, neighbors and colleagues. Exploring three arenas of conflict and solidarity--the home, the workplace, and the street--Arlette Farge offers the reader an intimate social history, bringing long-dead citizens and vanished social groups back to life with sensitivity and perception.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
In the Workshop
104
At the Workshop Door
131
Invitations to the Crowds
173
The Crowds amongst Themselves
226
The Crowds in Turmoil
256
Conclusion
284
Glossary
303
Index
311
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Arlette Farge is Director of Research in Modern History at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique in Paris. Her previous books include Fragile Lives (1993) and, with Jacques Revel, The Vanishing Children of Paris (1991). She is co-editor, with Natalie Zemon Davis, of volume 3 of A History of Women in the West (1993).

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