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The Resource Becoming bourgeois : love, kinship, and power in provincial France, 1670-1880, Christopher H. Johnson, (electronic resource)

Becoming bourgeois : love, kinship, and power in provincial France, 1670-1880, Christopher H. Johnson, (electronic resource)

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Becoming bourgeois : love, kinship, and power in provincial France, 1670-1880
Title
Becoming bourgeois
Title remainder
love, kinship, and power in provincial France, 1670-1880
Statement of responsibility
Christopher H. Johnson
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Language
eng
Summary
Becoming Bourgeois traces the fortunes of three French families in the municipality of Vannes, in Brittany<U+0127> �Galles, Jollivet, and Le Ridant<U+0127> �who rose to prominence in publishing, law, the military, public administration, and intellectual pursuits over the course of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Revisiting complex issues of bourgeois class formation from the perspective of the interior lives of families, Christopher H. Johnson argues that the most durable and socially advantageous links forging bourgeois ascent were those of kinship. Economic success, though certainly derived from the virtues of hard work and intelligent management, was always underpinned by marriage strategies and the diligent intervention of influential family members. Johnson's examination of hundreds of personal letters opens up a whole world: the vicissitudes of courtship; the centrality of marriage; the depths of conjugal love; the routines of pregnancy and the drama of childbirth; the practices of child rearing and education; the powerful place of siblings; the role of kin in advancing the next generation; tragedy and deaths; the enormous contributions of women in all aspects of becoming bourgeois; and the pleasures of gathering together in intimate soirées, grand balls, country houses, and civic and political organizations. Family love bound it all together, and this is ultimately what this book is about, as four generations of rather ordinary provincial people capture our hearts.--
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Johnson, Christopher H
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Literary form
non fiction
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  • bibliography
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  • Middle class
  • Middle class
  • Families
  • France
  • France
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Becoming bourgeois : love, kinship, and power in provincial France, 1670-1880, Christopher H. Johnson, (electronic resource)
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https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=1049462
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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rdacarrier.
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text
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rdacontent.
Contents
The ascent (1670-1800) -- The way of print -- Talent and marriage -- Cultural capital -- Printers, intellectuals -- Bourgeois de Vannes, Bourgeois de Paris -- Kinsmen (and women) to the rescue: the saga of Jean-Nicolas Galles -- Kin and connection in the book trade -- Love and agony in Paris -- The revolutions of the Galles family -- Economic establishment: Veuve Galles and the articulation of power -- Expanding horizons -- Cultural leadership and bourgeois ascent -- Political establishment: three families merge -- Surviving the French Revolution (if not childbed fever) -- Bourgeois culture (1800-1880) -- The sibling archipelago -- Talented royalists accommodate Bonaparte -- A new generation and a renewed polity -- A sibling courtship -- Cousin marriage and the political integration of Vannes' bourgeoisie -- Mon Adèle -- Fulfillment and the first-born -- Establishment: a joint venture -- Public service -- Notre Adèle -- Settling in -- The great crisis -- Affairs military and domestic -- Living class -- Guadeloupe -- The chosen: educating René -- Pont Sal -- Exile and redemption: a mother's will -- Family matters -- Into the world -- La vie d'un polytechnicien Breton -- The kinship elite -- Career and guidance -- Weathering revolution, again: Adèle, femme politique -- Fulfillment: René wed -- The legacy: bourgeois nation-building and civic leadership -- Nation-building by kinship -- Leadership -- The national stage: combating le Bretonisme -- Conclusions
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ybp12598025
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unknown
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1 online resource.
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online
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
9781501701290
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
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  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)920692223
Label
Becoming bourgeois : love, kinship, and power in provincial France, 1670-1880, Christopher H. Johnson, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=1049462
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
The ascent (1670-1800) -- The way of print -- Talent and marriage -- Cultural capital -- Printers, intellectuals -- Bourgeois de Vannes, Bourgeois de Paris -- Kinsmen (and women) to the rescue: the saga of Jean-Nicolas Galles -- Kin and connection in the book trade -- Love and agony in Paris -- The revolutions of the Galles family -- Economic establishment: Veuve Galles and the articulation of power -- Expanding horizons -- Cultural leadership and bourgeois ascent -- Political establishment: three families merge -- Surviving the French Revolution (if not childbed fever) -- Bourgeois culture (1800-1880) -- The sibling archipelago -- Talented royalists accommodate Bonaparte -- A new generation and a renewed polity -- A sibling courtship -- Cousin marriage and the political integration of Vannes' bourgeoisie -- Mon Adèle -- Fulfillment and the first-born -- Establishment: a joint venture -- Public service -- Notre Adèle -- Settling in -- The great crisis -- Affairs military and domestic -- Living class -- Guadeloupe -- The chosen: educating René -- Pont Sal -- Exile and redemption: a mother's will -- Family matters -- Into the world -- La vie d'un polytechnicien Breton -- The kinship elite -- Career and guidance -- Weathering revolution, again: Adèle, femme politique -- Fulfillment: René wed -- The legacy: bourgeois nation-building and civic leadership -- Nation-building by kinship -- Leadership -- The national stage: combating le Bretonisme -- Conclusions
Control code
ybp12598025
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
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
9781501701290
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)920692223

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