Beik, William
November 2007
Past & Present;Nov2007, Vol. 197 Issue 1, p75
Academic Journal
The article presents a study on the violent behaviors of the French. The author provides a background on the culture of violence in French and examines the history of the concept of the culture vengeance or retribution among the French population. He explores the role of the retributive behavior in other centuries and other circumstances to investigate the meaning of the violence in early modern collective actions. He also inquires whether the violence of the Revolution would be different if viewed from the perspective of the long-standing tractions of popular demonstrations. His examination involved numerous instances and types of violence to identify their similarities.


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