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Liberty The Lives and Times of Six Women in Revolutionary France Characters À 106 Ecause of her sex she nevertheless campaigned tirelessly until a mob beating left her broken in both mind and body Later came the glittering merveilleuses whose glamour beauty and propensity for revealing outfits propelled them to the top of post revolutionary society Exuberant decadent Thérésia Tallien reportedly helped engineer Robespierre's downfall In so doing she and her fellow sans chemises ushered in a new world that combined sexual license with the amorality of the new Republ. This was incredibly good I think one of my favorites I have read this year for non fiction It was detailed and informative and with the perfect amount of a feminist perspective At first I was a little overwhelmed trying to keep track of the different names and people but eventually I got them straight in my head and that made them much enjoyableAs I summarized on tumblr previously this book was about 75% me being amazed at these clever determined women 10% me being grossed out and shuddering over the things that happened to them and all the other women and 15% angryirritatedetc about the rampant sexism and misogyny of the times detailed within Seriously though It was eual parts fascinating and horrifying to realize that the way our male dominated society treats women who stepped out of their proscribed gender roles has pretty much not changed from then to now Men are forever fixated on women s purity and sexuality basically Show intelligence or step out of your acceptable roles and you were and still are derided as a slut whore etcANYWAY a fascinating read without a doubt

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Liberty The Lives and Times of Six Women in Revolutionary France Characters À 106 Woman is born free and lives eual to man in her rights declared Olympe de Gouges in 1791 Throughout the French Revolution women inspired by a longing for liberty and euality played a vital role in stoking the fervor and idealism of those years In her compelling history of the Revolution Lucy Moore paints a vivid portrait of six extraordinary women who risked everything for the chance to exercise their ambition and make their mark on historyAt the heart of Paris's intellectual movement. More like 45 starsWomen s roles in revolution has interested me ever since I studied Modern European history at uni so I was very excited when I found this book I was even excited when I discovered it covered some territory I wasn t all that familiar withThis accessible bio covers the lives of six women from all classes who lived and were politically active or as active as women were allowed to be during the French Revolution and Napoleonic era It refreshingly tells the other side of the story essentially how the various political ideologies and stages of this tumultuous time in France changed women s influence and positions in society And while that may sound somewhat dry it wasn t at all I found it very readable and at times almost gossipy my favourite type of bio although that s not to say it wasn t well researched with lots of notes references glossaries and gorgeous colour plates Be warned though it probably pays to know your French Rev basics before reading as what the men did is mainly covered in reference to the womenMost enjoyable as was reading it with my good friend Kim Captive Embraces Captive #2 uni so I was very excited when I found this book I was even excited when I discovered it covered some territory I wasn t all that familiar withThis accessible bio covers the lives of six women from all classes who lived and were politically active or as active as women were allowed to be during the French Revolution and Napoleonic era It refreshingly tells the other side of the story essentially how the various political ideologies and stages of this tumultuous time in France changed women s influence and positions in society And while that may sound somewhat dry it wasn t at all I found it very readable and at times almost gossipy my favourite type of bio although that s not to say it wasn t well researched with lots of notes references glossaries and gorgeous colour plates Be warned though it probably pays to know your French Rev basics before reading as what the men did is mainly covered in reference to the womenMost enjoyable as was reading it with my good friend Kim

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Liberty The Lives and Times of Six Women in Revolutionary France Characters À 106 Germaine de Staël was a figure like no other Passionate fiercely intelligent and as consumed by love affairs as she was by politics she helped write the 1791 Constitution at the salon in which she entertained the great thinkers of the age At the other end of the social scale her working class counterparts patrolled the streets of Paris with pistols in their belts Théroigne de Méricourt was an unhappy courtesan when she fell in love with revolutionary ideals Denied a political role b. It s nicely written clear and well structured and the focus on the poissardes really brought home both the economic as well as political drivers of the Revolution and how it failed to deliver for ordinary people While Th r se Tallien is forever MY GIRL and my heart breaks for Anne Th roigne it was a delight to be introduced to Germaine de Sta l and her complicated relationship with Benjamin Constant and a pleasure to see Manon Roland portrayed in such a thoughtful and balanced light She s not an easy person to like but difficult to truly dislike eitherHowever I ve given it two stars because of its old fashioned historiography Moore is firmly on the side of initially the constitutional monarchists and then the Girondins She has nothing positive to say about either Robespierre or Napoleon and no attempt is made to understand the Jacobin perspective When it comes to the enrag s the actions of the Societ des R publicaines R volutionnaires are portrayed without comment but without real empathy either something which weakens the sections about Pauline L on Of course the Terror is to be condemned but it surely came about for reasons other than an innate bloodthirstiness on the part of the Jacobins This book is worth reading for the sections about Tallien and de Sta l but follow it up with something from the other side so you don t get caught up in its viewpoints


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    Characters ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Lucy Moore Lucy Moore ↠ 6 Characters PDF NEW [Liberty The Lives and Times of Six Women in Revolutionary France] I have Hilary Mantel to thank for my fascination with the French Revolution Before I read A Place of Greater Safety I had only the sketchiest knowledge of this period in French history I’m much better informed now and even so thanks to Lucy Moore’s account of the lives of six women who were intimately involved in the Revolutio

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    PDF NEW [Liberty The Lives and Times of Six Women in Revolutionary France] More like 45 starsWomen's roles in revolution has interested me ever since I studied Modern European history at uni so I was very excited when I found this book I was even excited when I discovered it covered som

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    PDF NEW [Liberty The Lives and Times of Six Women in Revolutionary France] Summary Liberty The Lives and Times of Six Women in Revolutionary France It may have taken until the late 1960s for the expression ‘the personal is political’ to condense an important truth but — as Lucy Moore’s fascinating new book shows — that truth is not a new one Liberty tells the story of the French Revolution through the lives of the great salonnière Germaine de Staël the passionate middle class ideologue Manon Roland the kind hearted flibbertigibbet Thérésia

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    PDF NEW [Liberty The Lives and Times of Six Women in Revolutionary France] Lucy Moore ↠ 6 Characters Characters ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Lucy Moore Absolutely loved this book Not only is on the beautiful side great pictures handsomely bound it has an intellectual heft to it as well You know after reading bunches of books about the French Revolution which gets kicked off by angry women poissardes the fish market women getting ticked off and marching to Versa

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    Lucy Moore ↠ 6 Characters PDF NEW [Liberty The Lives and Times of Six Women in Revolutionary France] This was incredibly good I think one of my favorites I have read this year for non fiction It was detailed and informative and with the perfect amount of a feminist perspective At first I was a little overwhelmed trying to keep track of the different names and people but eventually I got them straight in my head and that made them m

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    Summary Liberty The Lives and Times of Six Women in Revolutionary France PDF NEW [Liberty The Lives and Times of Six Women in Revolutionary France] Characters ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Lucy Moore If you have any interest in the French Revolution and how it affected real people this book will captivate you Tracing six women all direct participants in the Revolution from intellectual Mme de Stael and aristocratic young Juliette Recamier to lower class demonstrator and accuser Pauline de Leon these women used what influence they had whether much or little to change France The book traces the events and people men and women of France fr

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  • Hardcover
  • 496
  • Liberty The Lives and Times of Six Women in Revolutionary France
  • Lucy Moore
  • English
  • 01 March 2020
  • 9780060825263