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The Politics of Rural Life: Political Mobilization in the French Countryside 1846-1852

Peter McPhee


This book is a scholarly study of rural politics in France during the Second Republic (1848–52). The Revolution of 1848 and the subsequent regime changed the face of mass politics in France; unprecedented numbers of French men and women participated in legal and illegal forms of political activity during a period of protracted crisis ultimately resolved by a military coup d'état. In exploring the neglected history of rural France in this period, the book draws on hundreds of regional studies to examine the large-scale political mobilizations of right and left in the countryside, and offers a n ... More

Keywords: modern French history, French Revolution, Second Republic, rural France, rural politics, political activity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1992 Print ISBN-13: 9780198202257
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202257.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter McPhee, author
University of Melbourne