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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, (electronic resource)

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

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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
Title remainder
opinion, information, and repression in eighteenth-century rural France
Statement of responsibility
Jill Maciak Walshaw
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Subject
Language
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 having attempted to bring about a counterrevolution. Citing hundreds of similar incidents of "seditious speech, " Jill Maciak Walshaw demonstrates that eighteenth-century French villagers were well-informed and outspoken on political issues. This study, set in the southwestern regions of Guyenne and the central Pyrenees, reveals the contradiction at the heart of state-village interaction: authorities viewed peasants as ignorant and apolitical, or else reactionary and easily led astray, yet carefully monitored and suppressed their opinions. 'A Show of Hands for the Republic' redefines how we understand peasant politicization, arguing that the characterization of rural views as conservative or backward-looking is mistaken. Villagers acted politically, in ways reflective of local character and grounded in their experience of local politics. The pivotal decade of the Revolution left a legacy in the countryside that went beyond a superficial and short-lived exposure to national affairs: it brought a meeting of political cultures, and confirmed that rural public opinion had become a force to be reckoned with. Jill Maciak Walshaw is Assistant Professor at the University of Victoria, British Columbia--
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Walshaw, Jill Maciak
Dewey number
944.034
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
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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, (electronic resource)
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https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://universitypublishingonline.org/boydell/ebook.jsf?bid=CBO9781580468404
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online resource
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CR9781580468404
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
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9781580464796
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computer
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rdamedia.
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  • c
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digital, PDF file(s)
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remote
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(OCoLC)937540413
Label
A show of hands for the republic : opinion, information, and repression in eighteenth-century rural France, Jill Maciak Walshaw, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://universitypublishingonline.org/boydell/ebook.jsf?bid=CBO9781580468404
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
CR9781580468404
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781580464796
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)937540413

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