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The Resource Massacre : the life and death of the Paris Commune, John Merriman

Massacre : the life and death of the Paris Commune, John Merriman

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Massacre : the life and death of the Paris Commune
Title
Massacre
Title remainder
the life and death of the Paris Commune
Statement of responsibility
John Merriman
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The Paris Commune lasted for only 64 days in 1871, but during that short time it gave rise to some of the grandest political dreams of the nineteenth century--before culminating in horrific violence. Following the disastrous French defeat in the Franco-Prussian War, hungry and politically disenchanted Parisians took up arms against their government in the name of a more just society. They expelled loyalists and soldiers and erected barricades in the streets. In Massacre, John Merriman introduces a cast of inimitable Communards--from les petroleuses (female incendiaries) to the painter Gustave Courbet--whose idealism fueled a revolution. And he vividly recreates the Commune's chaotic and bloody end when 30,000 troops stormed the city, burning half of Paris and executing captured Communards en masse. A stirring evocation of the spring when Paris was ablaze with cannon fire and its citizens were their own masters, Massacre reveals how the indomitable spirit of the Commune shook the very foundations of Europe"--
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Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Massacre : the life and death of the Paris Commune, John Merriman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- War and the Collapse of the Empire -- The Birth of the Commune -- Masters of Their Own Lives -- The Commune Versus the Cross -- The Battle Turns Against the Communards -- Bloody Week Begins -- Death Comes to the Archbishop -- The Court Martials at Work -- Massacre -- Prisoners of Versailles -- Remembering
Control code
sky2ocm64084630
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
327 pages
Isbn
9780465020171
Lccn
2014023988
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Massacre : the life and death of the Paris Commune, John Merriman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- War and the Collapse of the Empire -- The Birth of the Commune -- Masters of Their Own Lives -- The Commune Versus the Cross -- The Battle Turns Against the Communards -- Bloody Week Begins -- Death Comes to the Archbishop -- The Court Martials at Work -- Massacre -- Prisoners of Versailles -- Remembering
Control code
sky2ocm64084630
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
327 pages
Isbn
9780465020171
Lccn
2014023988
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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