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The great cat massacre

Robert Darnton

The great cat massacre

and other episodes in French cultural history

by Robert Darnton

  • 147 Want to read
  • 16 Currently reading

Published by Allen Lane in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • France -- Civilization -- 17th-18th centuries.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementRobert Darnton
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsDC33.4
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiii, 298p.
    Number of Pages298
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL21671843M
    ISBN 100713917288

    ROBERT DARNTON. The Great Cat Massacre and Other Episodes in French Cultural History. New York: Basic Books, Pp. $ This book, a "quick trial run through eighteenth-century culture" (p. ), represents a hopeful attempt to breathe some new life into l'histoire des mentalites. It consists of a series of essays, each chapter revolving.   The Great Cat Massacre consists of the analysis of six cultural artefacts, all from eighteenth-century France, layered by social group of origin and level of sophistication. Thus the book starts with peasants' Mother Goose rhymes, goes on to urban workers (the cat massacre), and to the philosophers' encyclopaedia, via a captivating chapter /5(5).

      I review the book, The Great Cat Massacre: And Other Episodes in French Cultural History by Robert Darnton. The Great Cat Massacre: And Other Episodes in French Cultural History. First Edition. Robert Darnton. New York: Basic Books, XIII + The Great Cat Massacre with out a doubt has one of the most unusual titles ever created especially for a book about history. Now this unusual title p.

    New York: Basic Books, Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Book club edition. pp. Black and white illustrations. Near fine with some board soiling in a very good dustwrapper with some rubbing, shallow chips and tears to the edges. A collection of essays including the meaning of Mother Goose, the Great Cat Massacre of the Rue Saint-Severin.   Includes bibliographical references and index. 1. France—Civilization—17th—18th. collection which Darnton has so successfully mined over the years. Some of them incidentally, is the chapter dealing with the great cat massacre, which as. In The Great Cat Massacre and Other Episodes in French Cultural History.


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The Great Cat Massacre consists of the analysis of six cultural artefacts, all from eighteenth-century France, layered by social group of origin and level of sophistication. Thus the book starts with peasants' Mother Goose rhymes, goes on to urban workers (the cat massacre), and to the philosophers' encyclopaedia, via a captivating chapter based on police by: The Great Cat Massacre consists of the analysis of six cultural artefacts, all from eighteenth-century France, layered by social group of origin and level of sophistication.

Thus the book starts with peasants' Mother Goose rhymes, goes on to urban workers (the cat massacre), and to the philosophers' encyclopaedia, via a captivating chapter based on police reports/5(40). The Great Cat Massacre book. Read 7 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Ina train pulled into a provincial British railway sta /5.

Historiographically speaking, the Great Cat Massacre is "old news": The profession has long since embraced the "pastness of the past" and sent its leading practitioners plunging into the archives to discover what was so "other" about the lost mentalités of /5. These are some of the provocative questions the distinguished Harvard historian Robert Darnton answers The Great Cat Massacre, a kaleidoscopic view of European culture during in what we like to call "The Age of Enlightenment." A classic of European history, it is an essential starting point for understanding Enlightenment France.3/5(2).

Last year my book, The Great Cat and Dog Massacre, was issued by the University of Chicago Press. It’s about the forgotten tragedies of at leastcats and dogs being killed by some of their owners in Britain at the start of the Second World War in September   THE GREAT CAT MASSACRE – SPREADING THE PLAGUE, In the Vatican, under the blatantly catist Pope Gregory IX, apparently made one of the most bacteria-friendly pronouncements of all time when it issued a papal circular suggesting every domestic cat was secretly in league with the Devil and should be massacred without a moment to lose.5/5(1).

The Great Cat Massacre and Other Episodes in French Cultural History is a nonfiction essay collection published in by American historian Robert Darnton. Using folktales, oral histories, letters, and police reports, Darnton explores the attitudes and behaviors of 18th-century French men and women, from indigent peasants to the most celebrated minds of the Enlightenment.

Download PDF The Great Cat Massacre book full free. The Great Cat Massacre available for download and read online in other formats. His chapter devoted to the cat massacre on the Rue Saint-Séverin is “an anthropological attempt to understand the comical aspect of the situation, and to see how the workers manipulated symbols to attack their masters in a way that meant they could not punish them,” says the historian.

Some 50 years before the French Revolution, this affair demonstrated the defiance felt by the working class towards. A catalogue record for this book is available from the British Library.

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FREE Shipping Due Brand: Basic Books. In The Great Cat and Dog Massacre, Hilda Kean unearths the history, piecing together the compelling story of the life—and death—of Britain’s wartime animal companions.

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These are some of the provocative questions the distinguished Harvard historian Robert Darnton answers The Great Cat Massacre, a kaleidoscopic view of European culture during in what we like to call "The Age of Enlightenment." A classic of European history, it is an essential starting point for understanding Enlightenment France.

Robert Darnton, The Great Cat Massacre: And Other Episodes in French Cultural History (Basic Books, ). I rehearsed some of this essay’s anecdotes of cat suffering and entertainment in a blog post about the phenomenon’s effects on the English lexicon.

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The topics discussed are quite interesting, talking and explaining about fairy tales and cat massacres. Darnton explains, in the most peculiar way, the origin of children’s stories and other tales.The Great Cat Massacre.

By Robert Darnton Review by Tom (History) I chose this book, because not only is it quite cheap second hand (and it’s below £10 new if you want it unused) but it is also a really interesting book that was recommended in one of my lectures and also came up .Read "The Great Cat Massacre - A History of Britain in Mistakes" by Gareth Rubin available from Rakuten Kobo.

In a train pulled into a provincial British railway station. The porter, a curious chap, asked the regiment of sold.