The Red City

Author: John M. Merriman
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780195365184
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This imaginative study recaptures 100 years in the life of Limoges, France's first socialist city, at a time when Limoges rode high on the crest of every wave of social, political, and industrial change. The story of this single city is the story of urban transformation and political radicalism in 19th-century France, of the struggle between tradition and modernity in French society and politics that took place not only within cities but also between cities and the countryside. Here, Merriman offers vivid portraits of particular social groups, neighborhoods, and events in 19th-century Limoges to describe and analyze the impact of large-scale industrialization, the social bases of political conflict, and the eventual emergence of a powerful working class. The central characters of Merriman's study are the very ordinary denizens of this extraordinary city--its butchers, porcelain workers, laundresses, priests--through whom one sees the effects of urbanization and industrialization on their quarters, work, religion, culture, and political life. The close of the 19th century marked the end of one of France's last truly revolutionary situations, concludes Merriman, as growing centralization dampened revolutionary zeal and the 20th century ushered in a combination of industrial capitalism and a powerful state that was seemingly invulnerable to revolutionary challenges from the working class.
The Red City
Language: en
Pages: 352
Authors: John M. Merriman
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 1985-09-05 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

This imaginative study recaptures 100 years in the life of Limoges, France's first socialist city, at a time when Limoges rode high on the crest of every wave of social, political, and industrial change. The story of this single city is the story of urban transformation and political radicalism in
The Red City
Language: en
Pages: 260
Authors: S. Weir Mitchell
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-08-15 - Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

Reproduction of the original: The Red City by S. Weir Mitchell
Conquistadors of the Red City: The Moroccan Conquest of the Songhay Empire
Language: en
Pages: 312
Authors: Comer Plummer III
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-03-28 - Publisher: Lulu.com

Conquistadors of the Red City: The Moroccan Conquest of the Songhay Empire recounts the ambitions of a sixteenth century Moroccan ruler to defy geography and send his army across the Sahara Desert in search of the elusive gold fields of West Africa. In destroying the empire of the Songhay, the
The Blood Red City
Language: en
Pages: 400
Authors: Justin Richards
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-10-09 - Publisher: Random House

THE VRIL ARE HERE. THE WAR FOR HUMANITY HAS BEGUN The Germans have lost control of their most deadly discovery. The alien Vril have awakened and are scouring the Earth for ancient relics. From the Hollywood lights of LA to the bloody devastation of Stalingrad, Major Guy Pentecross and the
The Arthurian Name Dictionary
Language: en
Pages: 504
Authors: Christopher W. Bruce
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 1999 - Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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