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  1. says:

    So I'm than half way through the 700 pages This is definitely an important work While it assumes a vast knowledge of French history both the Ancien Regime and the Revolution it is meticulously detailed and essential to understanding the background of the Enlightenment A couple of comments though 1While the Enlightenment is officially dated as starting in the mid 18thc I think that the background of Louis XIV's reign is critical to

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    Great for research Delighted with the information

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    Learned about France and changes to the country before the Revolution

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    I like what Roche is trying to do He is trying to link several ways of understanding the Enlightenment as a scientific flowering as a redefinition of the state and as a shift in values He is also trying to mix intellectual and material explanations for these changes That much is goodHowever I think too much of the old teleology remains at l

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    A lengthy treatment of France in the Age of Enlightenment Frenchman Daniel Roch does a really good job at systematically treating the various powers ideas and movements that helped shaped this highly complex resurgence of past ideals which became known as the Enlightenment Divided into three parts and subseuent

  6. says:

    a lot of colorful inspirational ideas on life are expressed in it

  7. says:

    A very detailed and well written book

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A panorama of a whole the Enlightenment Epub #218 civilization a world on the verge of cataclysm unfolds in this magisterial work by the foremost historian of eighteenth century France Since Tocueville's account of the Old Regime historians have struggled to understand the social cultural and political intricacies of this efflorescence of France in PDF French society before the Revolution France in the Enlightenment is a brilliant addition to this historical interest France in the Enlightenment brings the Old Regime to life by showing how its institutions operated and how they were understood by the p. So I m than half way through the 700 pages This is definitely an important work While it assumes a vast knowledge of French history both the Ancien Regime and the Revolution it is meticulously detailed and essential to understanding the background of the Enlightenment A couple of comments though 1While the Enlightenment is officially dated as starting in the mid 18thc I think that the background of Louis XIV s reign is critical to understanding what started all of this in motion Roche gives little time to XIV and starts right in with XV 2 This one is a biggie for me I m 400 pages into this and he s mentioned women not even a specific person but just the word women about 3 times Seeing as my niche is studying women in 17th and 18thc France I m a bit puzzled by this To me women were a critical component of the Enlightenment Certainly they were not at the forefront like Diderot or Voltaire but they provided the means for these men to express themselves they coaxed the Enlightenment out of the men so to speak Looking at the index I see that some of this will be discussed in the upcoming pages but just as passing stories

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France in the Enlightenment Harvard Historical Studies

Eople who worked within them Daniel Roche begins with in the Enlightenment ePUB #9734 a map of space and time depicting France as a mosaic of overlapping geographical units with people and goods traversing it to the rhythms of everyday life He fills this frame with the patterns of rural life urban culture and government institutions Here as never before we see the in the Enlightenment Harvard Historical eBook #9734 eighteenth century French culture of appearances the organization of social life the diffusion of ideas the accoutrements of ordinary people in the folkways of ordinary living their food an. I like what Roche is trying to do He is trying to link several ways of understanding the Enlightenment as a scientific flowering as a redefinition of the state and as a shift in values He is also trying to mix intellectual and material explanations for these changes That much is goodHowever I think too much of the old teleology remains at least on the intellectual side of things Roche struggles mightily against the temptation to see the Enlightenment as a collective shedding of superstition and slavery resulting inevitably in the downfall of the monarchy and the church but he does not entirely overcome the temptationAlso the book makes for unexpectedly dry reading I mostly blame the fact that I am reading it in translation Update Upon further rumination I think my second paragraph is entirely wrong and unfair Roche s Enlightenment does not really lead to the Revolution It leads to the nineteenth century Looking back through the book and my notes on it I don t see a tottering monarchy or even a tottering Church What I see is the rise of an increasingly bourgeois utilitarian society within the Old Regime This I think is a plausible account In fact it is a very interesting idea precisely because Roche despite borrowing from Marx as he pleases does not read any sort of revolution into this social shift

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D clothing living uarters reading material Roche shows us the eighteenth century France of the peasant the merchant the noble in the Enlightenment Harvard Historical eBook #9734 the King from Paris to the provinces from the public space to the private homeBy placing politics and material culture at the heart of historical change Roche captures the complexity and depth of the Enlightenment From the finest detail to the widest view from the isolated event to the sweeping trend his masterly book offers an unparalleled picture of a society in motion flush with the transformation that will be its own demis. A lengthy treatment of France in the Age of Enlightenment Frenchman Daniel Roch does a really good job at systematically treating the various powers ideas and movements that helped shaped this highly complex resurgence of past ideals which became known as the Enlightenment Divided into three parts and subseuent chapters therefrom Roch deals with topics in detail from the topography to the ruling powers and their affiliates Although details can become monotonous I was thrilled when the subject stayed around the Enlightenment ideals and the philosophical thought of the period A great book for any European historian to put on their shelfBrent McCulley 102413