Linda Kelly
Women of the French Revolution
August 04, 2018 Comments.. 363
Women of the French Revolution On may Madame de Stael daughter of the finance minister Jacques Necker watched the opening procession of the States General Seven years later on the eve of his departure for Italy and glor

  • Title: Women of the French Revolution
  • Author: Linda Kelly
  • ISBN: 9780241126776
  • Page: 297
  • Format: Paperback
  • On may 4, 1789, Madame de Stael, daughter of the finance minister Jacques Necker, watched the opening procession of the States General Seven years later, on the eve of his departure for Italy and glory, Josephine de Bauharnais married the young Napoleon Bonaparte Between these two dates the French Revolution had run its course At every stage, women, whether as witnessesOn may 4, 1789, Madame de Stael, daughter of the finance minister Jacques Necker, watched the opening procession of the States General Seven years later, on the eve of his departure for Italy and glory, Josephine de Bauharnais married the young Napoleon Bonaparte Between these two dates the French Revolution had run its course At every stage, women, whether as witnesses or participants, were closely associated with its main events Their experiences, recorded in the letters and memoirs of the day, give a fresh slant on the revolution s often told story and incidentally cast a light on women s lot in general at the time.

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    1. Antigone says:

      Despite its remarkable resemblance to something that fell off a carrel shelf at the local elementary school, Linda Kelly has produced a fiendishly terrific little volume here. In it, she traces the path of several conspicuous figures of the French Revolution and draws our attention deftly to the fact that, in such a day and age, "conspicuous" was all a woman might feasibly aspire to. Although the assemblies, councils, clubs and pamphlets sounded their insurrectionary claxon for equality across a [...]

    2. Constance Wallace says:

      As a soon to be graduate student in French Studies, Linda Kelly's book is great tool for investigating the roles of women with regards to the French Revolution. As I constructed my paper for presentation, her work was relied on greatly. Easy to understand, a smooth text, the reader will have no difficultly in grasping the historical context of Ms. Kelly's writing. Recommended for those who are interested in Women's studies or their role in the French Revolution.

    3. Wanjiru says:

      This is a book I happened to just pick up off a shelf. I have a poor knowledge of the French Revolution. This book was easy to read and compelling. Very seamless. I am off to research more on these women.

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