BEIK, WILLIAM. Urban protest in seventeenth-century France. The culture of retribution. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge [etc.] 1997. xiii, 283 pp. Ill. 40.00; $59.95. (Paper: 14.95; $19.95.)

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  • Published 1999
Popular protests in seventeenth-century France have had their share of historians prior to William Beik’s detailed new and important book. Boris Porchnev and Roland Mousnier used these uprisings to debate whether the menu peuple of early modern France had the practical and mental capabilities to protest abuses and to demand change, or whether they were manipulated by urban mercantile and professional elites. Historians Yves-Marie Bercé and Perez Zagorin, employing sociological and… CONTINUE READING