Work of the Fellows: Monographs

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

Maza, Sarah (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.


Subjects: History; Cause Célèbre; Social History; French Revolution; Public Opinion