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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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.
That said, although I may have dragged myself through the first few pages wishing Hegel had never been born, Professor Antliff 's always measured, and sometimes brilliant, scholarship eventually won me over and I ended Anarchy and Art: From the Paris Commune to the Fall of the Berlin Wall wanting more.
The Paris Commune of 1871 may have been the first great uprising of the proletariat against bourgeois exploitation, as Karl Marx maintained.
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.
It lets them know, like the balloons sent over the countryside by the Paris Commune in 1871, that "our interests are the same.
A local rebellion, the Paris Commune was a reaction against the provisional government set up by the French after the defeat of Napoleon III by the Prussian armies in the Franco-Prussian War.
Compiled and edited by Nic Maclellan, Louise Michel: Rebel Lives is the dramatic biography of Louise Michel, the fiery leader of the 1871 Paris Commune, a short-lived workers' government created when the city population rose up to exert its will.
THE Paris Commune ruins of 1871 provide a scene of conflict between detached, writerly interests in the aesthetics of architecture and the immediate, objective political demands of civil war.
Here Schivelbusch examines both the military defeat at the hands of Bismarck's Prussia and the resulting civil war, highlighted by the Paris Commune.
Written in 1889 by an Irish rebel, theRed Flag's inspiration was the Paris commune, a London dock strike,embryo Bolsheviks,Chicago labour organisers bent on anarchy,and Irish aspirations.
Peter Watkins's La Commune (based on the events of the Paris Commune in 1871), was the longest film at the festival, clocking in at six hours.
This is the big question Roger Gould tackles in his stimulating reinterpretation of the social impact of political conflict, economic change and urban reconstruction, from the Revolution of 1848 to the Paris Commune of 1871.