Work of the Fellows: Monographs

Private Lives and Public Affairs: The Causes Célèbres of Prerevolutionary France

By Sarah Maza (NHC Fellow, 1988–89)

Berkeley: University of California Press, 1993

From the publisher’s description:

From 1770 to 1789 a succession of highly publicized cases riveted the attention of the French public. Maza argues that the reporting of these private scandals had a decisive effect on the way in which the French public came to understand public issues in the years before the Revolution.

Awards and Prizes
David H. Pinkney Prize (1994)
Subjects
History / Law / Social History / French Revolution / Public Opinion / Legal History /

Maza, Sarah (NHC Fellow, 1988–89). Private Lives and Public Affairs: The Causes Célèbres of Prerevolutionary France. Studies on the History of Society and Culture. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1993.