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collection which Darnton has so successfully mined over the years. Some of them incidentally, is the chapter dealing with the great cat massacre, which as. The Great Cat Massacre. In Paris in the s, Robert Darnton | Published in History Today Volume 34 Issue 8 August 19th-century illustration of a. The Great Cat Massacre has ratings and reviews. Darnton aimed this book at both the popular and academic markets, according to his intro.

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Flannery et al for examples of this, or Nov 15, Stephanie rated it it was ok. The book contains five chapters loosely interwoven around an attempt to carve out this special niche in historiography. Lists with This Book.

Paperbackpages. This is a lot better than the UK passive princess is the reward the king, her father, gives to some handsome guy who can complete a load of stupid tasks. The Great Cat Massacre was in truth a rebellion of printshop workers who were essentially denied promotion because of the restrictive practices before unionisation.

This is one of the first history books I read for pleasure. In the remaining two chapters Darnton considers the particularly gruesome nature of French folk tales and the organization of Diderot’s Encyclopedia respectively.

The Great Cat Massacre: And Other Episodes in French Cultural History

The tales, once explained, are often rooted in real events or at least have contemporary cultural references that elucidate their meaning. Rather this is meant to be a beginning, showing a possible methodology or road, using one of the metaphors in the book that might allow Anglo-Saxon historians to do something the French have been doing for a while and, in his estimation, sometimes doing poorly.


Dec 24, Sherwood Smith added it Shelves: Darnton explicitly says not to but I can’t darntton but read the letters that readers of La Nouvelle Heloise as caat most awesome fan letters ever; there’s a lot of weeping and sighing and offers of sex, basically.

This essay is on fairy tales from France that we mostly have versions of. Probably a bit biased going into it, having absorbed much of the criticism against it by cultural osmosis, but a very darntln read.

One of the great examples of the past being a foreign country where they do things differently over there. A brief overview of the book’s structure and content. One hero gets “a cow and some chickens”; another, an armoire full of linens.

Ovvero, se vogliamo comprendere l’Altro dobbiamo riuscire a seguire la sua divisione del mondo. The mis- possible generic sources. Joseph d’Hemery was an inspector of the book trade. The author examines aspects of culture that are not often covered because they can neither be quantified nor are they important.

The tices would have struck a chord with the massacee were unhappy at their loss of literate working class who had endured status in the workplace, lack of job security their own apprenticeships. While they may only contain a most recent history. The appli- over their livelihoods.

But screw those people, I dug it. And, for the encyclopedia section, include the dates of the prior encyclopedias used for comparison? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Jun 26, Oliver Bateman rated it it massacree amazing.


The Great Cat Massacre: And Other Episodes in French Cultural History by Robert Darnton

This means that anthropology can only be partially applied cal historian, there is much to be found to history. Why in the 18th century version of “Little Red Riding Hood” did the wolf eat the child at the end?

It is points out that they have victimized help- the portrayal of its setting and its inhabit- less creatures in order to get at the per- ants that is important. It is evident from the in the printing trade, which he had been text that infrastructural changes were lead- involved in throughout his working life.

One really important point I learned from this author is that the way to understand a foreign culture at any time is to take something that makes no sense to you, either why it was done or why the people of that culture reacted in that way.

Marx is quoted or invoked on the mat- 2. One of them involves a girl going te have sex with two men so she can make dartnon mind up which one she wants.

Nov 05, Nastya Podhorna rated it it was amazing. Whoops, I Probably a bit biased going into it, having absorbed much of the criticism against it by cultural osmosis, but a very interesting read. Todos os livros do R.