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The Resource Massacre : the life and death of the Paris Commune, John Merriman, (electronic resource)

Massacre : the life and death of the Paris Commune, John Merriman, (electronic resource)

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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
Creator
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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Merriman, John M
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Social conflict
  • Violence
  • Massacres
  • Paris (France)
  • Paris (France)
  • Paris (France)
  • France
Label
Massacre : the life and death of the Paris Commune, John Merriman, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
ssj0001352739
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxvi, 327 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780465020171
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014023988
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001352739
Label
Massacre : the life and death of the Paris Commune, John Merriman, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
ssj0001352739
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxvi, 327 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780465020171
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014023988
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001352739

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