course title

The Problem of Legitimacy (slides)

Family Fortunes, Family Futures (slides)

Background Reading:
Popkin, Modern France, pp. 83-101.

Reading for Discussion:
Balzac, Colonel Chabert (1832); you should have bought a copy of this.

Further Reading:
Margaret Darrow, Revolution in the House: Family, Class, and Inheritance in Southern France, 1775-1825 (1989).

Caroline Ford, "Private Lives and Public Order in Restoration France: The Seduction of Emily Loveday, " American Historical Review 99:1 (Feb. 1994), pp. 21-43 [JSTOR].

Katherine Lynch, Family, Class, and Ideology in Early Industrial France (1988).

Martyn Lyons, Napoleon Bonaparte and the Legacy of the French Revolution (1994).

Jo Burr Margadant, "Gender, Vice, and the Political Imaginary in Postrevolutionary France: Reinterpreting the Failure of the July Monarchy," American Historical Review 104:5 (Dec. 1999), pp. 1461-1496. [JSTOR]


Sandy Petrey, “Pears in History,” Representations 35 (summer 1991), pp. 52-71 [JSTOR]; this also appears in his In the Court of the Pear King (2005).

Jeremy D. Popkin, Press, Revolution, and Social Identities in France, 1830-1835 (2002).

Richard Terdiman, Discourse, Counter-Discourse: The Theory and Practice of Symbolic Resistance in Nineteenth-Century France (1985).

Isser Woloch, The New Regime (1994).



pears in history
1830s caricatures

Balzac-Paris
Balzac's Paris