Society and Culture in Early Modern France: Eight Essays

Natalie Zemon Davis


Society and Culture in Early Modern France: Eight Essays

Society and Culture in Early Modern France: Eight Essays

  • Title: Society and Culture in Early Modern France: Eight Essays
  • Author: Natalie Zemon Davis
  • ISBN: 9780804709729
  • Page: 222
  • Format: Paperback



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An interesting, granular look at the way certain cultural issues “played out” on the ground, so to speak. Zemon Davis discusses, among other topics, the relationship between workers’ strikes and religion, “proverbial” wisdom, religious violence and poor relief. All her summings-up are proceeded by examples from the lives of those living in the areas she discusses. I’m not doing a very good job of describing the book but it is interesting and would be to anyone interested in cultural [...]

This is greatI wish I had found a copy to buy instead of getting this from the library. I'll keep looking for it at used bookshops. This is an idea book, rather than an argument-driven monograph. Eight essays that are fun to read, and each one has its own thing to say, but they also all work together too. These essays can be examined separately by anyone interested in a particular facet of early modern French life. Some would be useful to historians attempting comparative studies of particular c [...]

Read long ago - A remarkable book -- collection of very granular studies of the social and economic life of late Medieval/early modern France - esp. on premodern saturnalia and misrule festivals A tour de force.

Society and Culture in Early Modern France is Davis' first book, it is not a monograph but assembles eight articles written between 1965 and 1973 which had previously appeared in different history journals. They are quite divers in style, scope and method but what they all share is a profound interest in the lives, conditions and imaginations of the menu peuple (the little people).The first two articles have a very tight, almost micro-historical focus on the French printing town of Lyon during t [...]


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