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Marriage and RevolutionMonsieur and Madame Roland$
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Siân Reynolds

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199560424

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560424.001.0001

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1789: Watching from Lyon

1789: Watching from Lyon

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(p.107) 11 1789: Watching from Lyon
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Marriage and Revolution
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Siân Reynolds

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560424.003.0013

This chapter describes how the Rolands, despite Jean-Marie's birth and profession, are outsiders in Lyon on the eve of revolution: dissident observers of a city dominated by wealthy silk manufacturers. Roland publishes a critical account of the city's economy (1787), arguing for more taxes on the rich, fewer burdens on the poor and liberalization of working practices to revive Lyon's fortunes. He helps write the cahiers de doléances. Despite bereavements and sickness during 1789, both Rolands enthusiastically welcome the Revolution, corresponding with Paris friends, including Brissot, whom they have yet to meet, and who publishes their writings in his newspaper, Le Patriote.

Keywords:   Lyon, economy, silk manufacture, taxes, cahiers de doléance, Revolution

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