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 PrizesDavid H. Pinkney Prize (1994)
SubjectsHistory / 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.