(EBOOK/EPUB) Liberty The Lives and Times of Six Women in Revolutionary France

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  • Liberty The Lives and Times of Six Women in Revolutionary France
  • Lucy Moore
  • English
  • 09 February 2020
  • 9780060825270

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review Liberty The Lives and Times of Six Women in Revolutionary France Ð eBook or Kindle ePUB Different social and economic backgrounds who helped stoke the fervor and idealism of those years and who risked everything to make their mark on historyGermaine de Staël was a wealthy passionate Parisian intellectual as consumed by love affairs as she was by politics who helped write the 1791 Constitution T. I have mixed views about this book For a start I wouldn t recommend you read it if you know nothing about the French Revolution and the key characters who are so intertwined with the women s lives in this book Although Lucy Moore does try to put everything in context if you ve no idea about the general progress of the revolution the detail of the different factions allegiances and counter factions that take up a lot of this book will be confusing than helpful I have read uite extensively on the subject and there were times where I was lost The women studied in the book I also had mixed feelings about I must admit It seemed to me though it is just a feeling I could be totally wrong that Lucy Moore was seeing them through slightly rose coloured spectacles glossing over some of their opportunist traits to put them in a positive light Mind you it is impossible for us to imagine what it must have been like to live through The Terror I was reminded in places of some of the classic Vietnam War allegorical films such as Southern Comfort where you ve no idea who your enemies are and even if you have any friends So who can blame some of these women for being opportunistic For using their sex and their attractions and their connections to protect themselves and their families as well as in some cases to promote themselves Life during The Terror is unimaginable I think my biggest issue with this book was that it didn t bring that home enough and we didn t get enough of a view into how the women coped Don t get me wrong In places this was a fascinating read and the scope of the research the breadth of material presented is seriously impressive But for me overall this could have been shorter and sharper and it would have had impact if it had focused on one smaller group of women without straining to include all varieties and classes A Year Down Yonder risked everything to make their mark on historyGermaine de Staël was a wealthy passionate Parisian intellectual as consumed by love affairs as she was by politics who helped write the 1791 Constitution T. I have mixed views about this book For a start I wouldn t Getting Naked recommend you Invisible Jim Crow read it if you know nothing about the French Revolution and the key characters who are so intertwined with the women s lives in this book Although Lucy Moore does try to put everything in context if you ve no idea about the general progress of the The Vault Guide to the Case Interview revolution the detail of the different factions allegiances and counter factions that take up a lot of this book will be confusing than helpful I have The Castle Diaries read uite extensively on the subject and there were times where I was lost The women studied in the book I also had mixed feelings about I must admit It seemed to me though it is just a feeling I could be totally wrong that Lucy Moore was seeing them through slightly The Song of the Mockingbird rose coloured spectacles glossing over some of their opportunist traits to put them in a positive light Mind you it is impossible for us to imagine what it must have been like to live through The Terror I was Sir Halmanac and the Crimson Star reminded in places of some of the classic Vietnam War allegorical films such as Southern Comfort where you ve no idea who your enemies are and even if you have any friends So who can blame some of these women for being opportunistic For using their sex and their attractions and their connections to protect themselves and their families as well as in some cases to promote themselves Life during The Terror is unimaginable I think my biggest issue with this book was that it didn t bring that home enough and we didn t get enough of a view into how the women coped Don t get me wrong In places this was a fascinating Souls in the Great Machine read and the scope of the Judge Dredd Chronicles #19 research the breadth of material presented is seriously impressive But for me overall this could have been shorter and sharper and it would have had impact if it had focused on one smaller group of women without straining to include all varieties and classes

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Absolutely loved this book Not only is on the beautiful side great pictures handsomely bound it has an intellectual heft to it as well You know after reading bunches of books about the French Revolution which gets kicked off by angry women poissardes the fish market women getting ticked off and marching to Versailles armed with pikes dragging some cannons behind them I don t think I ve ever read a full profile on one of these women before or what actually their aims were besides bread I didn t know that they had a 3 point platform education for women a mark of shame for prostitutes and women s trades like dressmaking and embroidery be reserved only for women Basically the 1790s goes from a time of women with great influence because of salons romantic entanglement or family ties but no real power whatsoever to a surge of female participation in the public and political life to The Terror where anything feminine was suspect under the lizard like stare of Robespierre to extreme misogynistic set backs under Napoleon So very little to some to lucky to escape with life to no power at all which is as depressing as the first feminist Olympe de Gouges sigh at her death sentence I wanted so much to be someone This book focuses on the lives of 6 women Pauline Leon a lower class rabble rouser Theroigne de Mericourt the Jacobin extremist Theresia Tallien the Outsider Rescuer Madame de Stael that Third Power of Europe Madame Roland the RomanGirondist Politician Juliette Recamier the Unsullied Beauty An assortment of other women flit through these pages too Lucy de la Tour du Pin is here Charlotte Corday Josephine de Genlis Vigee le Brun Mary Wollstonecraft Helen Williams etc What these women were doing during the time of Revolution Napoleon corresponds with most of the action and it was very interesting seeing all the different perspectives What s also interesting is the impact on pornographic misogynist and straight up libelous articles pamphlets and newspapers and how that changed history to the degree that it did Public opinion being whipped up against Marie Antoinette as incestuous mother lesbian whore to basically how ALL the women in the book were run through newspapers Like what happened to Theresia Tallien sometimes people get lifted up as a celebrity only so the media can bring them down again her real crime was laughing when Napoleon propositioned her Marat was killed by Corday to silence his articles And in one of my favorite parts in this book Theroigne the ardent Jacobin meets up with the most vicious misogynist amongst the royalist hacks who has previously smeared her in newspaper articles Theroigne fought besides the Marseille regiment and was at the head of a gang which confronted the royalist journalist Francois SuleauShe recognized Suleau or at least recognized the name and leapt at his throat His head promptly goes up on a pike and she gets a civic crown for all the street fighting she did And then wound up in a mental hospital smeared with feces manacled to a wall thinking she s still before the Revolutionary Tribunal so pretty bad ending but I guess for a while it was perfect for herWhich is another good thing this book does brings you to a close view of each person with a clear understanding of their goals or aims Madame Roland I ve always found a bit off putting before perhaps because of her earnest but sort of dour primness so it can be hard to get really excited about her she gets lost in all the turbans and see through chiffons or outfits but I actually found myself tearing up in her final chapters And I did notice something across EVERY woman s platform no matter where they stood ideologically or faction wise women s education And probably each one would have agreed with the de Stael aphorism of Resist keep resisting and find the center of your support in yourself Minor grumble though about some of the typos I saw heir instead of their and some personal pronouns were incorrect which is an odd error to see but minor typos aside everything else I found perfect A fantastic book and one of the cornerstones of my collection The Black Seminoles History of a Freedom Seeking People revolutionary ideals Exuberant decadent Thérésia Tallien was a Milk and CookiesA Frank Asch Bear Story A Parents Magazine Read Aloud Original ruthless manipulator instrumental in engineering Robespierre's downfall Their stories and others provide a fascinating new perspective on one of history's most turbulent epoch. 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review Liberty The Lives and Times of Six Women in Revolutionary France Ð eBook or Kindle ePUB The ideals of the French Revolution inflamed a longing for liberty and euality within courageous freethinking women of the era women who played vital roles in the momentous events that reshaped their nation and the world In Liberty Lucy Moore paints a vivid portrait of six extraordinary Frenchwomen from vastly. It may have taken until the late 1960s for the expression the personal is political to condense an important truth but as Lucy Moore s fascinating new book shows that truth is not a new one Liberty tells the story of the French Revolution through the lives of the great salonni re Germaine de Sta l the passionate middle class ideologue Manon Roland the kind hearted flibbertigibbet Th r sia de Fontenay the feisty former courtesan Th roigne de M ricourt and the much younger Juliette R camier whose beauty and chasity a very rare thing to judge by this book caused her to become an icon of the Republic not to mention the intimate life of Josephine Bonaparte This book takes them jointly and severally through exile intrigue imprisonment in rat infested jails multiple lovers bloodbaths and reversals not to mention some fabulous parties