The Barricade: History of a Revolutionary Object

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The Barricade: History of a Revolutionary Object

The Barricade History of a Revolutionary Object How the French invented the barricade and its symbolic impact on popular protests throughout historyIn the history of European revolutions the barricade is a glorious emblem especially the barricad

  • Title: The Barricade: History of a Revolutionary Object
  • Author: Eric Hazan
  • ISBN: 9781784781255
  • Page: 172
  • Format: Hardcover
  • How the French invented the barricade, and its symbolic impact on popular protests throughout historyIn the history of European revolutions, the barricade is a glorious emblem, especially the barricades of Paris, which graced all the revolts of the nineteenth century The barricade was always a makeshift construction the word derives from barrique, or barrel but it servedHow the French invented the barricade, and its symbolic impact on popular protests throughout historyIn the history of European revolutions, the barricade is a glorious emblem, especially the barricades of Paris, which graced all the revolts of the nineteenth century The barricade was always a makeshift construction the word derives from barrique, or barrel but it served as an offensive tactic in narrow city streets, enmeshing the forces of repression Barricades were also a theatrical stage, from where insurgents could harangue soldiers and subvert their allegiance, and their symbolic power remained alive in the historic French protests of May 1968 and the Occupy movements In a series of concise chapters, Eric Hazan traces the many stages in the barricade s evolution, from the Wars of Religion through the Paris Commune, drawing on observations from contemporary thinkers.

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    1. Caterina on said:

      This detailed and extremely well researched monograph on the use of the barricade revisits some of the most important uprisings in European history; from the War of Religion in the mid-16th century to the glorious defeat of the Paris Commune in 1871, the barricade stands as a "symbolic form of insurrection", as the author points out. The chapter on the Paris Commune is fascinating, with references to the actual persons who fought and the streets where their barricades stood. Another interesting [...]

    2. tout on said:

      The title should probably be something more like "a brief technical history of barricades in France up to the Paris Commune". Additional strategic insights rather than mostly play by play tales of insurrectionary action would have been nice. A sense also that the French were the Prometheons who brought revolutionary fire to the world via revolutionary technologies seeps through, which feels a tad arrogant even if it is true. Enjoyable nonetheless and refreshingly partisan.

    3. Kelly Roache on said:

      A quick and recommended read that does what it says it will, profiling key incidents in extreme detail rather than establishing as much in the way of a narrative. But it is these latter bits that were the most fulfilling and left me wishing they had comprised more of the focus.

    4. Margaret Sankey on said:

      Part revolutionary walking tour, part political history from below, this is Hazan's meditation on Paris' many sites of protest, defined since the Wars of Religion as those spots where the people (maybe singing, if you're Hugo-inclined), brought the city to a standstill by blocking streets with wagons, cobblestones and pieces ripped from nearby buildings. The authorities, engaged in an arms race for control, escalated by creating Paris' famous open spaces and broad avenues, thinking them barricad [...]

    5. Miguelángel on said:

      Leí el ebook, y quizás eso influya, pero al libro le hacen falta más mapas. Tiene uno muy básico por capítulo, pero es demasiado fácil perderse entre calles parisinas que, si uno no conoce, dicen nada. Muchos nombres de patriotas franceses pero poco contexto histórico. Más allá de eso, lo encontré superficial en el análisis y un poco parco en las descripciones. Es interesante el tema y el libro tiene momentos que cumplen, pero en general me decepcionó un poco.

    6. Emilio on said:

      Una muy legible historia de la organización popular centrada en el uso, ventajas y desventajas de la barricada. Centrado principalmente en París y asume un conocimiento básico de la Revolución Francesa y la historia Europea del Siglo XIX.

    7. Kate on said:

      Hazan's thesis on the barricade as a form of symbolic insurrection and obstruction is wonderfully researched and very compelling. Beautifully written and translated.

    8. Isabel on said:

      Quand la version française est introuvable dans son coin du monde on se rabat sur la trés bonne tradution. Une excellente façon de revoir certaines parties de son histoire de France et d'Europe.

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