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Dennis McEnnerney

Recognition of a right of resistance to oppression clearly helped modern Western polities accept constitutional forms of order. Drawing on Locke's canonical discussion in the Second Treatise, influential Anglo-American political theorists also suggest that the establishment of modern constitutional states required outlawing resistance practices. A francophone perspective, however, raises a problem for such generalizations about modern Western political philosophy and practice: the French “résistance” differs in meaning from the English “resistance” in important ways. Reconstructing the histories of the cognate concepts, I show that “résistance” emerged out of feminized discourses concerning moral conscience and that, as a result, excluding résistance from politics seems implausible, a conclusion that sheds light on the discussion of résistance in the Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen. The article closes with the suggestion that, following the Second World War, French understandings of “résistance” may have influenced American politics and thought in unrecognized ways.

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Nupur Patel

This article analyzes the different selves operating in Madame de Lafayette’s La Princesse de Montpensier. Contrary to scholarship, which tends to position the text as a mere precursor of La Princesse de Clèves, it is in La Princesse de Montpensier where one first locates the interior. Lafayette presented a princess coming to terms with her identity, debating with different selves against a backdrop of social, historical, and political ideals. The nouvelle historique was central to the development of selves; it was an important medium through which Lafayette could perceive, explore, and contest a woman’s identity in relation to society. The genre also enabled writers to examine themselves. Lafayette used it to test out her own authorial self and locate her place in the literary sphere.

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Christine Adams

figure in the early modern French court, historians suggest, but there was something quintessentially “French” about her: only in France did the royal mistress become a veritable institution at the heart of the French state while representing the

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Katherine Weikert and Elena Woodacre

of Venice,’” Shakespeare Quarterly 58, no. 1 (2007): 2, footnote 6, in criticism of the work of Lisa Lampert; Elizabeth A. Hubble, “Lettering the Self in Medieval and Early Modern France by Katherine Kong,” Medieval Feminist Forum 47, no. 1 (2011

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Marrying into the Nation

Immigrant Bachelors, French Bureaucrats, and the Conjugal Politics of Naturalization in the Third Republic

Nimisha Barton

to masculinity. In early modern France, reproduction came to be seen as beneficent for the public good and thus the condemnation of celibacy emerged as a necessary corollary, evidence of unmarried men’s “parasitic” social behavior. 2 During the

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Beyond Metaphor

Corporeal Sociability and the Language of Commerce in Eighteenth-Century Britain and France

Joseph D. Bryan

geography extends at least as far back as ancient Greece. In early-modern France and England/Britain, classical body-politic metaphors persisted, but to that tradition was added medieval conceptions of the corps mystique (or corpus mysticum : “mystical

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The Gallic Singularity

The Medieval and Early Modern Origins

Tracy Adams

Conceptions of Female Rights It is impossible to offer a monolithic statement about the rights of women in medieval and early modern France, where the legal system with its at times overlapping subsystems of Roman, customary, and feudal law was in a constant

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Manufacturing Labor Discipline

Apprenticeship, Asymmetrical Knowledge, and Large-Scale Production in Britain and France, 1750–1820

Leonard N. Rosenband

that the master knew his trade and the workers’ self-styled ways. In early modern France, apprenticeships in papermaking ranged from three to six years, with four years as the term specified by royal edict in 1739. According to one authority, German

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Liana Chua and Omri Grinberg

. 10.1146/annurev-anthro-081309-145936 Frisch , A. 2004 . The Invention of the Eyewitness: Witnessing and Testimony in Early Modern France . Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press . Frosh , P. and A. Pinchevski . 2009

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Marilyn Strathern

–1920 . Oxford : Oxford University Press . Davis , Natalie Z . 1978 . “Ghosts, Kin, and Progeny: Some Features of Family Life in Early Modern France.” In The Family , ed. Alice S. Rossi , Jerome Kagan , and Tamara K. Hareven , 87 – 114 . New York