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Women and Political Insurgency : France in the Mid-Nineteenth Century - David Barry

Women and Political Insurgency

France in the Mid-Nineteenth Century

Hardcover Published: 25th March 1996
ISBN: 9780333641743
Number Of Pages: 213

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`A lucid and wide-ranging survey of the changing role of women in insurgent movements in nineteenth-century France that will be invaluable for those interested in both women's studies and French history' - Pamela M. Pilbeam, Royal Holloway, University of London. This book provides a broad survey of the development of female insurgency in France between 1789 and 1871, and lays particular emphasis on the conflicts of 1830-51. Drawing on unused archival material, Barry demonstrates that a tradition of women's protest evolved from the 1789 Revolution, assuming particular forms associated with the exclusion of females from political and civil rights, and inviting both praise and vilification. The conclusions challenge the view that in nineteenth-century France women retreated altogether from popular movements.

List of Tables, Maps and Illustrations - Preface - The Legacy of the 1789 Revolution: Defining the Issues - The Revolution of 1830 and the July Monarchy: the Heroines of Liberty - The February Revolution of 1848 and its Aftermath: the Call for the 'Democratic and Social Republic' - Defending Livelihoods and Neighbourhoods: the June Days of 1848 - The Red Republican Interlude, 1849-51 - The Rebellion of December 1851: the Death Throes of the Red Republican Cause - The Commune of 1871: the Great Venture in Female Citizenship - Conclusion -Abbreviations used in Notes and Bibliography - Notes - Bibliography - Index

ISBN: 9780333641743
ISBN-10: 0333641744
Series: France in the Mid-Nineteenth Century
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 213
Published: 25th March 1996
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.75
Weight (kg): 0.44
Edition Number: 1

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