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By Igal Halfin

This paintings examines the function of language in forging the trendy topic. concentrating on the belief of the ''New Man'' that has lively all revolutionaries, the current quantity asks what it intended to outline oneself when it comes to one's category origins, gender, nationwide belonging or racial origins.

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See Malcolm Crook, Elections in the French Revolution: An Apprenticeship in Democracy (New York: Cambridge University Press, 1996), esp. pp. 60–75. For Rousseau’s pronouncements on voting, see Social Contract, Book II, Chs 1–4, and Book IV, Chs 1–3, (Everyman edn, pp. 200–7 and 274–80). 39. See David Andress, ‘Economic Dislocation and Social Discontent in the French Revolution: Survival in Paris in the Era of the Flight to Varennes’, French History 10 (1996), pp. 30–55. 40. See Sonenscher, Work and Wages, Ch.

1, Book 3, Section 3 (pp. 20–2 of the Hafner edition, New York, 1949). Rousseau’s discussion can be found in The Social Contract, Books II and IV, and the association of General Will and virtue is clarified by his Discourse on Political Economy, which originally appeared in the Encyclopedic of the 1750s (pp. 128–68 of the Everyman edition of The Social Contract and Discourses (London, Knopf, 1973)). 38. See Malcolm Crook, Elections in the French Revolution: An Apprenticeship in Democracy (New York: Cambridge University Press, 1996), esp.

6. See the recent discussion of Voltaire’s troubled and evolving sense of ‘self’ in David Wooton, ‘Unhappy Voltaire, or “I Shall Never Get Over It As Long As I Live”’, History Workshop Journal 50 (2000), pp. 137–55. 7. For the former, see Pierre Bourdieu, The Logic of Practice (Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1990), esp. pp. ; for the latter, a starting point must be Michel Foucault, Discipline and Punish; The Birth of the Prison (New York: Vintage Books, 1979). 8. Charles Loyseau published his masterwork, the Traité des ordres et simples dignitez, in 1610.

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