Why the cat massacre of the rue Saint-Séverin was so funny?

PCV.— In the first post of this series about The Great Cat Massacre, we emphasized the attempt of the author: the american historian Robert Darnton begins a journey through the ways of thinking in eighteenth century France. The second chapter of his book is about a workers revolt at a small printing shop located inSigue leyendo «Why the cat massacre of the rue Saint-Séverin was so funny?»

Robert Darnton and The Great Cat Massacre: Introduction

According to Peter Burke, the historian-journalist Robert Darnton used to read Burckhardt’s The Civilization of the Renaissance in Italy hiding the book inside a Playboy magazine, while he worked at The New York Times. That is part of the myth. The fact is that Darnton wrote, in 1984, The Great Cat Massacre, a title that sounds moreSigue leyendo «Robert Darnton and The Great Cat Massacre: Introduction»