The Abolition of Feudalism: Peasants, Lords, and Legislators in the French Revolution


One of the most important results of the French Revolution was the destruction of the old feudal order, which for centuries had kept the common people of the countryside subject to the lords. In this book John Markoff addresses the ways in which insurrectionary peasants and revolutionary legislators joined in bringing 'the time of the lords' to an end and how, in that ending, seigneurial rights came to be central to the very sense of the Revolution.

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