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Communities of Belief

Cultural and Social Tensions in Early Modern France

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Communities of Belief by Robin Briggs
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This book is about attitudes and behaviour in early modern France, dealing particularly with the conflicts related to social and intellectual change, and with the tensions between the elite and the common people. The topics discussed include witchcraft, popular belief and superstition, confession, the family, Church and State, and popular revolt. Combining penetrating analyses of important topics with detailed focus on individual cases, Communities of Belief offers a lively critique of some current interpretations of seventeenth century France. Part I, 'Rebels, Deviants and Victims', concentrates on history from below, while Part II, 'Agencies of Control', examines the intellectual and institutional superstructure and its relation to society as a whole. Robin Briggs shows how the communal oral culture of the older Europe was gradually broken up and replaced by a recognizable modern culture.

Author Biography

Robin Briggs is contracted to edit the Oxford Illustrated History of France. He is the author of Early Modern France 1560-1715 (OPUS, 1977).
Release date NZ
July 27th, 1995
Author
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Clarendon Press
Pages
432
Dimensions
137x216x25
ISBN-13
9780198206033
Product ID
2245788

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