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  • Author:
    Suzanne Desan
  • ISBN:
    0520248163
  • ISBN13:
    978-0520248168
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    University of California Press; First edition (June 19, 2006)
  • Pages:
    470 pages
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In a groundbreaking book that challenges many assumptions about gender and politics in the French Revolution, Suzanne Desan offers an insightful analysis of the ways the Revolution radically redefined the family and its internal dynamics

In a groundbreaking book that challenges many assumptions about gender and politics in the French Revolution, Suzanne Desan offers an insightful analysis of the ways the Revolution radically redefined the family and its internal dynamics. She shows how revolutionary politics and laws brought about a social revolution within households and created space for thousands of French women and men to reimagine their most intimate relationships

by Suzanne Desan (Author). The French revolutionaries were ambitious in their attempts to transform the family, for they saw how profoundly politics and the gendered matters of daily life were intertwined.

by Suzanne Desan (Author). In 1789, when the "Younger Sons of Provence" drew an analogy between family and state, they articulated a commonly held Old Regime concept: the internal dynamics of family and the politics of state paralleled and reinforced each other.

Through absorbing, well-told tales of people caught up in a redefinition of identities, Desan brilliantly demonstrates that the "social revolution" of the 1790s largely took place in the realm of family relations. This book is a crucial intervention in the scholarship of the French Revolution.

Suzanne M. Desan (born 1957) is an American historian. Suzanne Desan graduated from Princeton University. She earned a PhD from the University of California, Berkeley. Desan teaches at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she is the Vilas-Shinner Professor of History.

In a groundbreaking book that challenges many assumptions about gender and politics in the French Revolution, Suzanne Desan offers an insightful analysis of the ways the Revolution radically redefined the family and its internal dynamics. -Sarah Maza, author of "The Myth of the French Bourgeoisie: An Essay on the Social Imaginary.

Focusing on Franche-Comte, France's easternmost province, the book explores the fiercely contested development of state-centered conservation and management from 1669 to 1848.

Professor Suzanne M. Desan, P. University of Wisconsin, Madison. University of California, Berkeley. She is currently studying foreign radicals who came to France during the revolutionary era, their influence on French politics, and the international circulation of revolutionary ideas and practices. Dr. Desan's enthusiasm and knowledge of subject is excellent.

In a groundbreaking book that challenges many assumptions about gender and politics in the French Revolution, Suzanne Desan offers an insightful analysis of the ways the Revolution radically redefined the family and its internal dynamics. She shows how revolutionary politics and laws brought about a social revolution within households and created space for thousands of French women and men to reimagine their most intimate relationships. Families negotiated new social practices, including divorce, the reduction of paternal authority, egalitarian inheritance for sons and daughters alike, and the granting of civil rights to illegitimate children. Contrary to arguments that claim the Revolution bound women within a domestic sphere, The Family on Trial maintains that the new civil laws and gender politics offered many women unexpected opportunities to gain power, property, or independence. The family became a political arena, a practical terrain for creating the Republic in day-to-day life. From 1789, citizens across France―sons and daughters, unhappily married spouses and illegitimate children, pamphleteers and moralists, deputies and judges―all disputed how the family should be reformed to remake the new France. They debated how revolutionary ideals and institutions should transform the emotional bonds, gender dynamics, legal customs, and economic arrangements that structured the family. They asked how to bring the principles of liberty, equality, and regeneration into the home. And as French citizens confronted each other in the home, in court, and in print, they gradually negotiated new domestic practices that balanced Old Regime customs with revolutionary innovations in law and culture. In a narrative that combines national-level analysis with a case study of family contestation in Normandy, Desan explores these struggles to bring politics into households and to envision and put into practice a new set of familial relationships.