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The Resource Sans-culottes : an eighteenth-century emblem in the French Revolution, Michael Sonenscher

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

Label
Sans-culottes : an eighteenth-century emblem in the French Revolution
Title
Sans-culottes
Title remainder
an eighteenth-century emblem in the French Revolution
Statement of responsibility
Michael Sonenscher
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • 'Sans-Culottes' sets out a new way of thinking about the history of the French Revolution. It's starting point is the now-forgotten original meaning of the phrase sans culottes, or what the condition of being without breeches (sans culottes) once meant in the 18th century
  • "This is a bold new history of the sans-culottes and the part they played in the French Revolution. It tells for the first time the real story of the name now usually associated with urban violence and popular politics during the revolutionary period. By doing so, it also shows how the politics and economics of the revolution can be combined to form a genuinely historical narrative of its content and course. To explain how an early eighteenth-century salon society joke about breeches and urbanity was transformed into a republican emblem, Sam-Culottes examines contemporary debates about Ciceronian, Cynic, and Cartesian moral philosophy, as well as subjects ranging from music and the origins of government to property and the nature of the human soul. By piecing together this now forgotten story, Michael Sonenscher opens up new perspectives on the Enlightenment, eighteenth-century moral and political philosophy, the thought of Jean-Jacques Rousseau, and the political history of the French Revolution itself."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sonenscher, Michael
Dewey number
944.04
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DC158.8
LC item number
.S64 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sansculottes
  • Symbolism in politics
  • Politics and culture
  • France
  • France
Label
Sans-culottes : an eighteenth-century emblem in the French Revolution, Michael Sonenscher
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references(pages [425]-474) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
184906309
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 493 pages
Isbn
9780691124988
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007051699
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)184906309
Label
Sans-culottes : an eighteenth-century emblem in the French Revolution, Michael Sonenscher
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references(pages [425]-474) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
184906309
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 493 pages
Isbn
9780691124988
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007051699
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)184906309

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