A surprising text, captivating, that subtly reveals how greatly the social codes of the Middle Ages differed from today’s. When do people revolt? The answer is in timeless: when their anger is stronger than their fear. Patrick Boucheron reminds us… Read more that if we dissociate revolt from the political ideal we place it in, it can take the form of the Saint-Barthelemy massacre, terrorism, all kinds of violent action against established order. Confronted with this fact, the author proposes his ‘survival kit’: to keep in mind that whatever the situation, there is no example in history where the worst has endured forever.
Collection: Les petites conférences
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