Private Lives and Public Affairs: The Causes Célèbres of Prerevolutionary France

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University of California Press, May 11, 1995 - History - 354 pages
From 1770 to 1789 a succession of highly publicized cases riveted the attention of the French public. Maza argues that the reporting of these private scandals had a decisive effect on the way in which the French public came to understand public issues in the years before the Revolution.
 

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Sarah Maza is Professor of History at Northwestern University and the author of Servants and Masters in Eighteenth-Century France: The Uses of Loyalty (1983).

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