Fragile Lives (Paperback)

Violence, Power, and Solidarity in Eighteenth-Century Paris (Harvard Historical Studies #113)

By Arlette Farge, Carol Shelton (Editor), Carol Shelton (Translator)

Harvard University Press, 9780674316386, 314pp.

Publication Date: January 1, 1993

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Description

The rich and complex texture of working-class neighborhoods in eighteenth-century Paris comes vibrantly alive in this collage of the experiences of ordinary people--men and women, rich and poor, masters and servants, neighbors and colleagues. Exploring three arenas of conflict and solidarity--the home, the workplace, and the street--Arlette Farge offers the reader an intimate social history, bringing long-dead citizens and vanished social groups back to life with sensitivity and perception.