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Author Schneider, Robert A.
Title The Ceremonial City : Toulouse Observed, 1738-1780.
Imprint Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2001.

Author Schneider, Robert A.
Subject Barthes, Pierre, 1704-1781. Heures perdues.
Rites and ceremonies -- France -- Toulouse -- History -- 18th century.
Toulouse (France) -- History.
Description 1 online resource (213 pages)
Note Print version record.
Summary From public executions to religious processions to political festivities, Toulouse's ceremonial life was remarkably rich in the decades prior to the French Revolution. In an engaging portrait that conveys this provincial city in all its splendor and misery, Robert Schneider explores how Toulouse's civic and community life was represented in the stagings of various ceremonies. His inquiry is based on the unpublished diaries of Pierre Barthes, a Latin tutor who was both a devout Catholic and a monarchist, and who recorded forty years of public activity in ways that reflected the mounting social.
Contents Cover13; -- Contents13; -- ACKNOWLEDGMENTS -- INTRODUCTION13; -- CHAPTER ONE The Observer and His Diary -- CHAPTER TWO The City -- CHAPTER THREE Justice in the Streets -- CHAPTER FOUR Public Devotions -- CHAPTER FIVE Political Festivities -- CONCLUSION Thinking about the Ceremonial City13; -- INDEX.
ISBN 9781400821419 (electronic bk.)
140082141X (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 705867618
Additional Format Print version: Schneider, Robert A. Ceremonial City : Toulouse Observed, 1738-1780. Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2001 9780691034645

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