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Sans-culottes : an eighteenth-century emblem in the French Revolution

Author: Michael Sonenscher
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2018] ©2008
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Sonenscher
ISBN: 9780691180809 ) 0691180806 ((paperback)
OCLC Number: 1048625988
Description: x, 493 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: "One of the most interesting pairs of breeches recorded in modern history" --
An ingenious emblem --
Diogenes and Rousseau: music, morality, and society --
Property, equality, and the passions in eighteenth-century French thought --
The entitlements of merit --
Conclusion: democracy and terror
Responsibility: Michael Sonenscher

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"This is intellectual history as free jazz. Sonenscher rips and riffs through the links to be made between all manner of ideas across several generations of salon conversation and erudite writing. . Read more...

 
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