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The Resource A show of hands for the republic : opinion, information, and repression in eighteenth-century rural France, Jill Maciak Walshaw

A show of hands for the republic : opinion, information, and repression in eighteenth-century rural France, Jill Maciak Walshaw

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A show of hands for the republic : opinion, information, and repression in eighteenth-century rural France
Title
A show of hands for the republic
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opinion, information, and repression in eighteenth-century rural France
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Jill Maciak Walshaw
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eng
Summary
In the French village of Segonzac in 1796, weaver Thomas Bordas spoke out during a municipal ceremony. Frustrated by how stifling the politics of the Revolution had become, he proposed a show of hands: who wants a republic, and who wants a king? Soon after, he was arrested and charged with attempting to reestablish the monarchy. Drawing on archival sources ranging from village council minutes and reports of government spies to investigations into sedition and seditious speech, A Show of Hands for the Republic provides a new account of the politicization of the French peasantry from the early eighteenth century through the Revolution. Jill Maciak Walshaw demonstrates here that villagers were well-informed and outspoken on political issues. In addition, though the political authorities characterized peasants as ignorant and easily manipulated, Walshaw shows that the ruling elite also carefully monitored and suppressed their opinions, revealing a contradiction in the governing practices of the state. By documenting the lively political forum that existed in eighteenth-century rural France, this study challenges not only the bourgeois nature of the public sphere, as defined by Jürgen Habermas, but also the notion that it was predominantly urban. A Show of Hands for the Republic presents a fresh understanding of rural political culture, one in which villagers responded to revolutionary change with their own agenda and came to play a new role on the political stage.--
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Walshaw, Jill Maciak
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944.034
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  • illustrations
  • maps
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index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
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Changing perspectives on early modern Europe,
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  • Peasants
  • Rural population
  • Sedition
  • France
  • France
  • France
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A show of hands for the republic : opinion, information, and repression in eighteenth-century rural France, Jill Maciak Walshaw
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-298) and index
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text
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Contents
La France profonde? : news and political information in the village -- From motion Populaire to seditious words : rural protest in the Ancien Regime -- Bringing them into the fold : the struggle against ignorance and dissent in the French Revolution -- "Long live Louis XVII" : the prosecution of seditious speech during the French Revolution -- Tricksters, dupes, and drunkards : truth and untruth in the search for rural political opinion
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FIEb17603274
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiv, 308 pages
Isbn
9781580464796
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unmediated
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rdamedia.
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illustrations, maps
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(OCoLC)875547320
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A show of hands for the republic : opinion, information, and repression in eighteenth-century rural France, Jill Maciak Walshaw
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https://opac.eui.eu/client/en_GB/default/search/detailnonmodal/ent:$002f$002fSD_ILS$002f0$002fSD_ILS:395129/one
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-298) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
La France profonde? : news and political information in the village -- From motion Populaire to seditious words : rural protest in the Ancien Regime -- Bringing them into the fold : the struggle against ignorance and dissent in the French Revolution -- "Long live Louis XVII" : the prosecution of seditious speech during the French Revolution -- Tricksters, dupes, and drunkards : truth and untruth in the search for rural political opinion
Control code
FIEb17603274
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiv, 308 pages
Isbn
9781580464796
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)875547320

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