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Peasantry and Society in France since 1789

Peasantry and Society in France since 1789

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  • Date Published: November 1991
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521395779

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  • This book provides a lucid introductory overview of the principal problems and changes that have affected the French peasantry since 1789. Dr. Moulin examines the social, economic, and cultural evolution of the peasantry as a subsistence economy that has been replaced by commercialized, capitalist farming, and looks at the political consequences of the dramatic relative decline in the numerical importance of the French rural sector. Regional variations are discussed, and the impact of changes in education, diet, and housing analyzed in a lucid account, translated by anglophone experts on the subject, that should readily establish itself as the principal text on the subject. Useful student aids include a chronology and bibliographies of both French and English work.

    • A new textbook providing a lucid introductory overview to the problems of the French peasantry since 1789
    • Written by a highly respected French academic and translated , to a very high standard, by two British academics also working in the field
    • Includes student aids such as a detailed chronology and bibliographies of both French and English works
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    "Moulin deserves praise for writing a history that is much more than an arid economic treatise filled with facts, figures, charts, and graphs--although the volume does contain its share of these. Economic modernization is certainly the dominant theme, but the author is equally sensitive to changes in lifestyle, sociabililty, and mentality experienced by peasants as they moved from autarchy to participation in a capitalist farming system. Moulin's treatment is unbiased and unsentimental. The translation is clear and remarkably free of jargon. Advanced undergraduate and graduate students, teachers, and even specialists will appreciate Moulin's succinct yet thorough introduction to this complex, fascinating subject." The Historian

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    • Date Published: November 1991
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521395779
    • length: 272 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 16 mm
    • weight: 0.4kg
    • contains: 12 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Outline chronology
    Introduction
    1. From the ancien régime to the Restoration 1789–1815
    2. A slow transformation:
    1815–1870
    3. The difficult years:
    1870–1914
    4. Towards a separate world:
    1914-1950
    5. A spectacular transformation:
    1950 to the present
    Notes
    Conclusion
    Bibliography
    Guide to further reading in English
    Index.

  • Author

    Annie Moulin, Université de Clermont-Ferrand II (Université Blaise Pascal), France

    Translators

    Mark C. Cleary

    M. F. Cleary

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