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Content page Contents PREFACE CHRONOLOGY MAPS 1. THE SETTING 2. ECONOMY Heavy Industry Luxury Industries Textiles and Oher Products Wages, Currency and Cost of Living Unemployment and Migratory Workers Agriculture Regional Fairs Foreign Trade Fishing Revolution and the Economy The Assignat Taxation Salt tax 3. TRAVEL Modes of Transport Inns Customs Barriers and Other Inconveniences French Travelers 4. LIFE AT VERSAILLES The Palace Finances Daily Life The Queen¿s Day Courtiers Aristocrats at Court Foreign Visitors Royal Entertainment Children, Dogs and Other Distractions 5. CLOTHES AND FASHION Upper Class Bourgeoisie Peasants The Revolution Directory Consulate and Empire 6. ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT Old Regime Revolutionary Theater Public Festivals Music, Song and Dance Painters, Sculptors and Architects Palais Royal Other Amusements and Sports Children¿s Games Books and the Press Writers and the Government Cartoonists Pornography and Censorship 7. FAMILY, FOOD AND EDUCATION Old Regime Bourgeois Families Wage Earners and Peasants Marriage Widows and Death Revolutionary Changes in the Family Food Aristocrats Prices Rural Food Bread Drink Eating Out Napoleonic Era Recipes Education Student Life State Education 8. HEALTH, MEDICINE AND CHARITY Physicians and Surgeons Hospitals Quacks and Charlatans Midwives Babies and Wet-nurses Charity and the Welfare State Reports of English Travelers Dentists 9. RELIGION Life of a Noble Cleric Church Income and the Parish Priest Superstitution The Revolution Civil Constitution of the Clergy Dechristianization and Reaction Religion and Poverty Cult of Reason Results of the Revolution on the Church 10 WOMEN Women and Politics Grain Riots and the March on Versailles Counter-revolutionary Women Two Casualties of the Revolution Political Clubs and Popular Societies Salons Madame Germaine de Staël Unmarried Mothers Prostitution Women of the Palais Royal 11. URBAN LIFE A Royal Visit to Paris City Life Work and Leisure The Paris Quarters A Nobleman in the Estates-General Cafe Society Freemasonry The Sans-culotte 12. RURAL LIFE Agriculture Bastions of Feudalism Terms of a Lease Migrant Workers and Day Laborers Rural Lives Tales and Legends Hail, Hunger and Hostility Mortality Village Council and Social Life Deputies, Estates-General, and the Cahiers The Great Fear A Change in Peasant Society War, Conscription and Uprising 13. MILITARY LIFE Revolution The National Guard Mobilization Revolutionary Army A Soldier¿s Life Women in the military Medical Services Avoidance of Draft, and Desertions Letters from Soldiers Émigré Armies Post Revolution The Navy 14. LAW AND ORDER Crimes and the Fringe Society Lettres de Cachet and Law of Suspects Policing Town and Country Daily Life in Prison Vagabonds Army Deserters Homosexuality Smugglers Other Crimes and Punishments Napoleonic Code 15. AFTERMATH APPENDIX 1: Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen Appendix 2: The Republican Calender GLOSSARY BIBLIOGRAPHY INDEX
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
France -- History -- Revolution, 1789-1799.
France -- Social conditions -- 18th century.