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The Notables and the Nation

The Political Schooling of the French, 1787–1788

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ISBN 9780674025349

Publication Date: 01/31/2008


518 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

11 halftones

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  • Acknowledgments
  • Map
  • Introduction
  • Part I: The Assembly of Notables: February–May 1787, November–December 1788
    • 1. Paths to Political Consciousness: The Notables in the First Assembly, February–May 1787
    • 2. Privilege, Property, and Participation: A Mutation in Elite Political Culture
    • 3. The Society of Orders at Its Demise: The Vision of the Elite at the End of the Ancien Régime
  • Part II: The Media and the Public: Networks of Information, Opinion, Instruction
    • 4. Political News as Coded Messages: The Parisian and Provincial Press, 1787–1788
    • 5. The French Foreign-Language Press: Gazettes
    • 6. The French Foreign-Language Press: Journals of Opinion
    • 7. Manuscript Newsletters—Nouvelles à la Main
    • 8. Pamphlets: A Network of Political Education and Polemics
    • 9. Readers and Reading Sites: The Public and the Network of the Printed and Written Media
    • 10. The Verbal, the Visual and the Festive
  • Part III: At the “Grass Roots”
    • 11. Popular Pamphlets: Political Messages to the Public
    • 12. Can We Hear the Voices of Peasants?
    • 13. The “Grass Roots”: Community Assemblies Deliberating
  • Conclusion
  • Appendix I: Chronology
  • Appendix II: Contemporary Accounts of Fêtes
  • Bibliographical Abbreviations
  • Notes

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