Paris Commune


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Paris Commune

A municipal government that briefly held power in Paris, France, from March to May 1871. Coming to power during a time of national upheaval, the Commune required pawn shops to return tools pawned by workers, instituted pensions for veterans' widows, abolished interest on debt, and implemented other similar measures. It was forced out of power by the French army, but was considered a model for Marxist leaders from the late-19th through the mid-20th century.
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It was also the setting that produced the Paris Commune and Louise Michel, whose histories are additional reminders of the nineteenth-century ties between European and American communalism.
8) The regime also eponymously referred to the precedent of the first Paris Commune, which administered the city from 1789 until 1795 and took a radical turn after 1792.
the Paris Commune and the Spartacist insurrection in Berlin in 1919 as
Our own thinking on the utopie and the situation of Rimbaud's lyric production at the end of the Second Empire and in the aftermath of the Paris Commune owes much to Jameson's important theorizations of the utopian as concept, figure, desire, aporia, and horizon.
Anarchy and Art: From the Paris Commune to the Fall of the Berlin Wall Allan Antliff Arsenal Pulp Press 216 pages, softcover ISBN 9781551522180
Originally published in 1963 and translated into English in 1966, The Women Incendiaries: The Inspiring Story of the Women of Paris Commune Who Took Up Arms in the Fight for Liberty and Equality is now in a new paperback edition.
THE WOMEN INCENDIARIES: THE INSPIRING STORY OF THE WOMEN OF THE PARIS COMMUNE WHO TOOK UP ARMS IN THE FIGHT FOR LIBERTY AND EQUALITY.
His supporters claim that he received inspiration for such a revolutionary idea from studying the socialist Paris Commune that ruled France's capital in 1871.
During the Paris Commune of 1871, communards assumed responsibility for administration of the Bibliotheque Nationale.
In 1871, during the last days of the Paris Commune, fierce fighting spread through the graveyard.
In 1873, after the collapse of the radical/revolutionary Paris Commune, which he supported, he was forced into exile in Switzerland.
Its best-known picture may be its last one, The New Babylon (1929), a tale of the Paris Commune that suffered from heavy government interference but enjoyed a score by the young Dimitri Shostakovich.