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Revolution and Environment in Southern France

Peasants, Lords, and Murder in the Corbieres 1780-1830

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Revolution and Environment in Southern France by Peter McPhee
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In the forty years after the Revolution of 1789, the peasants and former seigneurs of the isolated and arid region of the Corbieres, Languedoc, fought a protracted battle over the consequences of revolutionary change. Central to this conflict was control of the rough hillsides or garrigues used as sheep pastures, which the poorer peasantry seized and cleared. This social conflict culminated in the murder of two nobles by a band of villagers in the aftermath of the Revolution of 1830. Professor McPhee's book highlights two significant new perspectives on the Revolution of 1789. First, the actions of poorer peasants in massive land-clearance occasioned an impassioned debate about the environmental consequences of uncontrolled tree-felling. Secondly, much of the cleared land was used for vineyards, suggesting the importance of far-reaching changes initiated by the poorest sections of the community.
Release date NZ
June 3rd, 1999
Author
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
6 figures, 4 maps
Imprint
Clarendon Press
Pages
288
Dimensions
144x224x21
ISBN-13
9780198207177
Product ID
2247970

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