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Crowd Actions in Britain and France from the Middle Ages to the Modern World (Hardcover)

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Riots, rampaging mobs and looting are not mere curiosities of the past; nor are they events confined to the fringes of the modern world, only breaking out in less-developed and distant nations that continue to bear the strain and duress of tyranny. On the contrary, rioting and resistance to the various powers that be is very much with us in the West at this moment in time. The general aim of this collection is to compare, contrast and juxtapose some of the more notable riots and rebellions in Europe, from the English Peasants' Revolt of 1381 through to the most recent race and student riots in Paris in 2005 and 2006. Drawing on world-leading authorities from across the globe this volume of original essays endeavours to analyse and unpack the circumstances, constructions and outcomes of these history-making incidents and episodes of rioting, rebellion and general resistance.

Riots, rampaging mobs and looting are not mere curiosities of the past; nor are they events confined to the fringes of the modern world, only breaking out in less-developed and distant nations that continue to bear the strain and duress of tyranny. On the contrary, rioting and resistance to the various powers that be is very much with us in the West at this moment in time. The general aim of this collection is to compare, contrast and juxtapose some of the more notable riots and rebellions in Europe, from the English Peasants' Revolt of 1381 through to the most recent race and student riots in Paris in 2005 and 2006. Drawing on world-leading authorities from across the globe this volume of original essays endeavours to analyse and unpack the circumstances, constructions and outcomes of these history-making incidents and episodes of rioting, rebellion and general resistance.

Number of Pages: 301.0
Genre: History
Sub-Genre: Europe / France, Revolutionary, Europe / Great Britain
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Language: English
Street Date: September 14, 2015
TCIN: 46767782
UPC: 9780230203983
Item Number (DPCI): 247-51-8491

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