Society and Culture in Early Modern France: Eight Essays
This classic collection of essays has already established itself as a rich source of material for students of sixteenth and seventeenth-century France. Natalie Davis focuses on the lower social orders - peasants, artisans, the poor generally - and in a series of brilliantly penetrating cast-studies throws fresh light on some of the great issues of social change: the impact of printing, the rise of protestantism, the role of women, power-relations between groups and classes'.
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"I have not assumed that either context or any single attribute of these peasants and city people -- whether their sex, or their relation to property and production -- in itself determined their ...
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An interesting, granular look at the way certain cultural issues “played out” on the ground, so to speak. Zemon Davis discusses, among other topics, the relationship between workers' strikes and ... Read full review