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Marriage and RevolutionMonsieur and Madame Roland$
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Siân Reynolds

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199560424

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560424.001.0001

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The Bride's Story (1)

The Bride's Story (1)

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(p.13) 1 The Bride's Story (1)
Marriage and Revolution

Siân Reynolds

Oxford University Press

This chapter describes the birth, upbringing, household and family of Marie-Jeanne Phlipon, using contemporary documents. The daughter of an engraver, her background is that of Parisian shopkeepers and artisans. As an only surviving child, she receives hidden educational advantages, despite being a girl. A year in a convent school brings friendship with Sophie Cannet, addressee of a long correspondence.

Keywords:   household, artisans, shopkeepers, convent, family, education, Sophie Cannet

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