A History of Peasant Revolts

A History of Peasant Revolts

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This book is concerned with the divide that separated rich and poor in 16th- and 17th-century Aquitaine. It focuses on the hundreds of peasant revolts which occurred during this period. The book describes the conditions of extreme poverty and even starvation in which the peasants lived, and their exiguous legal status, that provoked revolt. It also explores the use to which myth was put in these uprisings.
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  • Hardback | 400 pages
  • 152 x 229mm | 640g
  • Polity Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0745604110
  • 9780745604114

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Author's Note Introduction 1. The Communes 2. The First Croquants. The Assemblies of the `Tard Avises' in Limousin and Perigord in 1593-1595 3. The Rising of the Communes of Perigord (1637-1641) 4. Types of Revolt in the seventeenth-century 5. The Rebel Imagination. Traditions of Insurrection in South-West France Conclusion Postscript Index of Place Names Index of Persons.
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