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Private Lives and Public Affairs: The Causes Célèbres of Prerevolutionary France (Studies on the History of Society and Culture)

 
 
 
 
Private Lives and Public Affairs: The Causes Célèbres of Prerevolutionary France (Studies on the History of Society and Culture)
Author: Sarah Maza
ISBN 13: 9780520201637
ISBN 10: 520201639
Edition: N/A
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication Date: 1995-05-11
Format: Paperback
Pages: 354
List Price: $33.95
 
 

From 1770 to 1789 a succession of highly publicized cases riveted the attention of the French public. Maza argues that the reporting of these private scandals had a decisive effect on the way in which the French public came to understand public issues in the years before the Revolution.