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The Great Cat Massacre by Robert Darnton
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Oct 21, 10

Read in October, 2010

Incredibly readable, this book is a collection of essays each looking at primary sources from ancien regime France. Darnton takes his cue from anthropology and explores what meanings events and activities - from reading Rousseau to killing the bosses' cat - may have had for a contemporary.
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