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The Resource The gilded youth of Thermidor, François Gendron ; translated by James Cookson

The gilded youth of Thermidor, François Gendron ; translated by James Cookson

Label
The gilded youth of Thermidor
Title
The gilded youth of Thermidor
Statement of responsibility
François Gendron ; translated by James Cookson
Creator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
In this historical account of the Thermidorian Reaction following the fall of Robespierre in July of 1794, Francois Gendron describes how the sans-culottes - the lower-class radicals who had been the mainspring and vanguard of the French Revolution - were crushed, and analyses the role played by the jeunesse doree in their defeat. The jeunesse doree, or "gilded youth," were a parallel militia recruited from the ranks of minor officials and small shopkeepers. They formed a distinctive subculture, defined by age and social origin, with their own forms of extravagant dress, their own anthem, their own affectations of speech, their own regular meeting-places in the cafes of the Palais-Royal, and even their own passwords, which were usually indirect references to Louis XVII. Gendron sees them as the shock-troops of the Thermidorian Convention, encouraged and sometimes employed by its Committee of General Security to force the pace of the reaction against the "terrorists," the sans-culottes. This provocation led to the uprisings of Germinal and Prairial and the consequent eviction of the sans-culottes from the political arena. Gendron highlights the ways in which the jeunesse doree - although initially used as a means to counteract the revolts of the sans-culottes - were to become one of the driving forces of the reaction, carrying the Convention well beyond its political aims
Member of
Cataloging source
NLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gendron, François
Dewey number
944.04
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
DC158.8
LC item number
.G4713 1993
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Youth
  • France
Label
The gilded youth of Thermidor, François Gendron ; translated by James Cookson
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy1001/94159401-d.html
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Translation of: La jeunesse sous Thermidor
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-212)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / Yves Beauchemin -- Foreword to the French Edition / Pierre Chanu -- 1. The Awakening of Moderate Opinion -- 2. The Political and Social Reaction -- 3. The March toward Insurrection -- 4. The Defeat of the Sans-Culottes -- 5. The Failure of the Bourgeois Reaction
Control code
ocm27068384
Dimensions
24 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xiv, 212 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780773509023
Lccn
94159401
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • regular print
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780773509023
  • (OCoLC)27068384
Label
The gilded youth of Thermidor, François Gendron ; translated by James Cookson
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy1001/94159401-d.html
Publication
Note
Translation of: La jeunesse sous Thermidor
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-212)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / Yves Beauchemin -- Foreword to the French Edition / Pierre Chanu -- 1. The Awakening of Moderate Opinion -- 2. The Political and Social Reaction -- 3. The March toward Insurrection -- 4. The Defeat of the Sans-Culottes -- 5. The Failure of the Bourgeois Reaction
Control code
ocm27068384
Dimensions
24 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xiv, 212 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780773509023
Lccn
94159401
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • regular print
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780773509023
  • (OCoLC)27068384

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