Anarchists in late nineteenth-century France were no more successful in toppling the established order and creating an ideal society than was the case anywhere else. Nevertheless, their experience in 'fin-de-siècle' Paris revealed a labyrinthine diversity belying their actual political influence and numbers. Paris and the Anarchists analyzes the nature of Parisian anarchist concerns - including the French Revolutionary tradition, the Third Republic, terrorism, the Dreyfus Affair, modernization, and questions pertaining to art and propaganda.
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Varias (history, Villanova Univ.) manages to give a comprehensive analysis of late 19th-century Paris in a brief book. In looking at writers and artists like Camille Pissarro, Louise Michel, Jean Grave, and Emile Pouget, Varias demonstrates how anarchism was related to the century-long French revolutionary tradition. Basing his work on archival manuscripts, contemporary newspapers, and other sources, Varias demonstrates how anarchists differed from Socialists and other critics of the new capitalist order. He provides a refreshing interpretation of events such as the Dreyfus Affair. Varias combines scholarship of a high order with stylistic verve. Recommended for most libraries.?Thomas J. Schaeper, St. Bonaventure Univ., N.Y.
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Book Description Palgrave Macmillan, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110312160615