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The Contentious French

The Contentious French

The Contentious French( )
Publication Date:Oct 2013
Publisher:Harvard University Press
Imprint:Belknap Press
Book Format:Ebook
List Price:USD $65.00
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In a dazzling new interpretation of four hundred years of modern French history, Charles Tilly focuses not on kings and courtiers but on the common people of village and farm buffeted by the inexorable advance of large-scale capitalism and the consolidation of a powerful nation-state. Tilly, author of The Vendée and many other books, chooses the contention of the masses as his medium in painting this vivid picture of the people's growing ability and willingness to fight...
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