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Author Woell, Edward J., 1965-

Title Small-town martyrs and murderers : religious revolution and counterrevolution in western France, 1774-1914 / Edward J. Woell
Published Milwaukee, WI : Marquette University Press, [2006]
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Description 1 online resource (292 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Marquette studies in history ; no. 1
Marquette studies in history ; no. 1
Contents short title page; title page; copyright page; acknowledgements; table of contents; list of illustrations; abbreviations for notes; epigram; Introduction; 1: Where the Spirit Dwelt; 2: The Good Old Days; 3: A Higher Law; 4: Two Stories; 5: A Memory of Holy War; Epilogue; Bibliography; Index
Summary On March 11, 1793, about a thousand counterrevolutionary rebels converged on the small French town of Machecoul and over the next six weeks killed many of its revolutionary officials and supporters. The massacres at Machecoul marked the beginning of a popular insurgency in western France called the War of Vendee, in turn igniting the ferocious republican response known today as the Terror. This story explores why these small-town massacres occurred, how they may have unfolded, and what the local and national repercussions of the murders were. The author Edward J. Woell argues that more than an
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-275) and index
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Subject France -- History -- 18th century.
France -- History -- Revolution, 1789-1799 -- Atrocities.
France -- History -- Revolution, 1789-1799 -- Religious aspects.
France -- History -- Wars of the Vendée, 1793-1832 -- Atrocities.
Machecoul (France) -- History.
Machecoul (France) -- Religious life and customs.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0874624657 (electronic bk.)
1435610687 (electronic bk.)
9780874624656 (electronic bk.)
9781435610682 (electronic bk.)
(paperback; alk. paper)
(paperback; alk. paper)