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Writing the Revolution: A French Woman's History in Letters

Lindsay A. H. Parker


Writing the Revolution challenges the thesis that exclusion defined women’s experiences of the French Revolution by exploring the life of a middle-class wife and mother of revolutionary elites, Rosalie Jullien. Rosalie’s nearly 1,000 familiar letters illuminate the intellectual, emotional, and familial life of a revolutionary in all of its complexity. This book argues that although Rosalie never engaged in political activity as historians have usually defined it, she was an active revolutionary in unconventional ways. Furthermore, her life was revolutionized on the intimate scales ... More

Keywords: Revolution, France, Women, Letters, Correspondence, Rosalie Jullien, Family, Jacobin

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199931026
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199931026.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lindsay A. H. Parker, author
Northern Virginia Community Colleges