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Aristocratic Families in Republican France, 1870-1940

Aristocratic Families in Republican France, 1870-1940

by Elizabeth Chalmers MacKnight
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Publication Date: 01/02/2017
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This is a study of the daily life, concerns, and dynamics of aristocratic families in the France of the Third Republic. Elizabeth Macknight draws on a vast range of material from private archives to contest assumptions about the irrelevancy of the nobility under the republican regime. Within a challenging political and economic environment nobles were determined to protect their interests and conserve the integrity of the aristocratic way of life. The convictions that underpinned nobles' responses to government initiatives emerge from the sources with freshness and clarity. Macknight interweaves male and female perspectives to provide a very full account of familial activities and decision-making with attention to all stages of the human lifecycle. Nobles' experiences of parenting and grandparenting, sibling and cousin relations, marriage, property negotiations, and interaction with servants are brought to light in a vivid and engaging narrative.
ISBN:
9781526106803
9781526106803
Category:
European history
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
01-02-2017
Language:
English
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Dimensions (mm):
215.9x137.16x15.49mm
Weight:
0.2kg

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