Posts Tagged ‘1871’

  1. Find out more about about the history behind Liberty’s Fire

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    March 2, 2015 by Lydia Syson

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    ‘What is the Commune, that sphinx so tantalizing to the bourgeois mind?’ (Marx:The Civil War in France)

    Simply put, the Paris Commune was the radical municipal government elected to run the French capital in March 1871, immediately after the Franco-Prussian War and the Siege of Paris – not to be confused with the first French Revolution in 1789, or the July Revolution of 1830, or indeed the small uprising of 1832 featured in Les Miserables, or even the 1848 revolution which brought in the short-lived Second Republic. It lasted for 72 days, and historians have been debating exactly how to define it ever since.

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  2. Map of Paris, 1871

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    March 1, 2012 by Lydia Syson

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    ‘Harper’s Map of Paris’ can be found in the back of W.P.Fetridge’s 1871 The Rise and Fall of The Paris Commune (see Find out more about the history behind LIBERTY’S FIRE). keep reading



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