Private Lives and Public Affairs: The Causes Célèbres of Prerevolutionary France, by Maza, Sarah
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- ISBN: 9780520201637 | 0520201639
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 4/1/1995
From 1770 to 1789 a succession of highly publicized cases riveted the attention of the French public. Maza argues that the reporting of these private scandals had a decisive effect on the way in which the French public came to understand public issues in the years before the Revolution.