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La mémoire des Croquants : chroniques de la France des campagnes, 1435-1652 / Jean-Marc Moriceau.

Author/Creator:
Moriceau, Jean-Marc, author.
Other Title:
Chroniques de la France des campagnes, 1435-1652.
Publication:
Paris : Tallandier, [2018]
Format/Description:
Book
607 pages ; 23 cm
Subjects:
France -- Rural conditions -- History -- 15th century -- Chronology.
France -- Rural conditions -- History -- 16th century -- Chronology.
France -- Rural conditions -- History -- 17th century -- Chronology.
France -- Social conditions -- History -- 15th century -- Chronology.
France -- Social conditions -- History -- 16th century -- Chronology.
France -- Social conditions -- History -- 17th century -- Chronology.
France -- Social life and customs -- 15th century.
France -- Social life and customs -- 16th century.
France -- Social life and customs -- 17th century.
Manners and customs.
Rural conditions.
Social conditions.
France.
Form/Genre:
Chronologies.
History.
Summary:
It is a dive into the everyday world of the villagers who built France, in all its diversity, that we are invited here. Today, the imprint of these "crunchy" reads at every step. Year after year and over the whole of France, since the last upheavals of the Hundred Years War until the end of the Fronde - more than two centuries - a continent engulfed reappears after a large investigation in the local archives and the sometimes forgotten works of regional historians. Dramatic clouds of climate and geology, outbreaks of plague, massacres and looting due to civil wars, foreign and soon religious, bloody attacks of wolves ... But also beautiful harvests and improvement of methods, establishment of new cultures, evolution of the seigniory and the status of the people of the earth, appearance of islands of great production and development of uncultivated areas, demographic recovery, secularization of ecclesiastical property, etc. : we are far from the motionless world that a lazy historiog raphy sometimes presents. The lived experience of the inhabitants of more than 2,000 of the communes of today resurfaces through more than a thousand concrete episodes. Under the pen of dozens of village priests, notaries, magistrates, chroniclers and authors of domestic newspapers, here is the portrait in majesty of millions of obscure Frenchmen. Their way of life, their joys and sorrows, their sociability, their sexuality, their relationship to violence, their beliefs and their imaginations, finally revealed, make them our brothers in humanity. This unparalleled sum resuscitates them and pays tribute to their age-old work. Under the pen of dozens of village priests, notaries, magistrates, chroniclers and authors of domestic newspapers, here is the portrait in majesty of millions of obscure Frenchmen. Their way of life, their joys and sorrows, their sociability, their sexuality, their relationship to violence, their beliefs and their imaginations, finally revealed, make them our broth ers in humanity. This unparalleled sum resuscitates them and pays tribute to their age-old work. Under the pen of dozens of village priests, notaries, magistrates, chroniclers and authors of domestic newspapers, here is the portrait in majesty of millions of obscure Frenchmen. Their way of life, their joys and sorrows, their sociability, their sexuality, their relationship to violence, their beliefs and their imaginations, finally revealed, make them our brothers in humanity. This unparalleled sum resuscitates them and pays tribute to their age-old work.--Tallendier.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 541-553) and indexes.
Contributor:
German publications from the Gerritsen Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
ISBN:
9791021027657
OCLC:
1057306868
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