Crowd Actions in Britain and France from the Middle Ages to the Modern World

Crowd Actions in Britain and France from the Middle Ages to the Modern World

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Crowd Actions in Britain and France from the Middle Ages to the Modern World explores the lively and often violent world of the crowd, examining some of the key flashpoints in the history of popular action. From the Peasants' Revolt of 1381 to the Paris riots in 2005 and 2006, this volume reveals what happens when people gather together in protest.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 301 pages
  • 155 x 235 x 25.4mm | 5,974g
  • Basingstoke, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1st ed. 2015
  • XI, 301 p.
  • 0230203981
  • 9780230203983
  • 2,312,057

Table of contents

Contents Introduction: The Arc of Violence: Riots, Disturbances of the Peace, Public Protests & Crowd Actions in History; Jack Fruchtman, Jr. 1. Heresy, Rebellion and Utopian Courage: The English Peasant Rising of 1381; Mark O'Brien 2. Riot and Religion in Sixteenth-Century France; Penny Roberts 3. Protest and Rebellion in Seventeenth-Century France; William Beik 4. The Politics of Protest in Seventeenth-Century England; John Walter 5. Provisioning, Power, and Popular Protest from the Seventeenth to the French Revolution and Beyond; Cynthia A. Bouton 6. Food Riots and Provision Politics in Early-Modern England & France, the Irish Famine and World War I; John Bohstedt 7. Nights of Fire: The Gordon Riots of 1780 and the Politics of War; Nicholas Rogers 8. Reformers No Rioters: British Radicalism and Mob Identity in the 1790s; Michael T. Davis 9. Machine-Breaking and the 'Threat from Below' in Great Britain and France during the Early Industrial Revolution; Jeff Horn 10. Militarization and Collective Action in Great Britain, 1815-1820; Gordon Pentland 11. The Revolutionary Century? Revolts in Nineteenth-Century France; Peter McPhee 12. Red May Days: Hopes and Fears in Europe in the 1890s; Chris Wrigley 13. 1968: Politics Takes to the Pavement; Brett Bowden 14. Making Other Worlds Possible? Riots, Movement and Counter-Globalisation; Tadzio Mueller, Rosa Luxemburg Foundation, and Sian Sullivan 15. Riots in Thatcher's Britain; Peter Hayes 16. France's Burning Issue: Understanding the Urban Riots of November 2005; Raphael Canet, Laurent Pech, and Maura Stewart
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About Dr. Michael T. Davis

Michael T. Davis is Lecturer in the School of Humanities, Griffith University, Australia. His publications include Radicalism and Revolution in Britain, 1775-1848 (2000); London Corresponding Society (2002); Newgate in Revolution: An Anthology of Radical Prison Literature in the Age of Revolution (ed. with I. McCalman and C. Parolin, 2005); Unrespectable Radicals? Popular Politics in the Age of Reform (ed. with P. A. Pickering, 2008); and Terror: From Tyrannicide to Terrorism in Europe, 1605 to the Future (ed. with B. Bowden, 2008).
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