Subversive Words by Arlette Farge
Public Opinion in 18th Century France

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This important and original book addresses the nature of public opinion, the relation between rulers and ruled, and the role of popular rumours in eighteenth century France. Arlette Farge draws on chronicles, newspapers, memoirs, police records and newsheets to show that ordinary Parisians had definite opinions on what was happening in their city.

About Arlette Farge

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Arlette Farge is Director of Research in Modern History at the CNRS, Paris. Her previous books include Rules of Rebellion (with Jacques Revel, Polity, 1991) and Fragile Lives (Polity, 1993).
Published January 1, 1994 by Polity Press. 218 pages
Genres: History, Travel, Political & Social Sciences, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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