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'Misery in the moorlands': lived bodies in the Landes de Gascogne, 1870-1914

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This thesis explores the embodied experiences of the rural population in nineteenth-century France. The prevailing historiography has treated rural bodily culture as a cultural survival swept away by ‘modernisation’ in the nineteenth century. By turning to the lives and words of rural labourers and artisans from the Landes de Gascogne, the thesis questions this account, instead showing ways that popular cultures of the body were flexible traditions, adapted by individuals to meet new needs...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
New College
Department:
Humanities Division - History Faculty

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Supervisor
Publication date:
2014
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
URN:
uuid:aacf3b35-fc90-4a75-a24b-5193bc8f6c5e
Local pid:
ora:9184

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