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That section seems to have been added without any supporting citation by an anonymous user on 1 November 2019. Given France was a Catholic country in which polygamy was illegal at that time, I'd say it looks like simple vandalism of the Wikipedia page. The Council of Trent in 1563, expressly opposed polygamy and concubinage: If any one saith, that it is ...


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Q: “Sexual causes” for the French Revolution? Ouh, oui! Sexual mores, or simply biopolitics or biopower did play a role. Morals, social norms and social problems related to sex and gender roles: like the overall relation between men and women, especially divorce, remarrying, polygamy, and how they were regulated. What that meant for population numbers, ...


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They may have had in mind the "right of the first night" Droit du seigneur. It does not really matter whether this "right" really existed or not and how frequently it was practiced. But it was used in pre-revolutionary propaganda against the old regime as the comedy by Beaumarchais " La Folle journée ou Le Mariage de Figaro" (1778) shows.


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Taking a single statement, completely out of context, will rarely helpful in understanding the meaning of the statement. So the first step is to collect the surrounding text, in the hope that references exist that will point to sources informing us of who, when and where the statement is referring to. This especially true when persons and historical ...


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Agree to all the aforementioned. I’ve been to the small park on that spot & in the Chapelle Expiatoire. Climbing down from ground level, you are led to a small subterranean room that houses a stone sarcophagus, which it is said now contains earth that surrounded the remains of the king’s casket. There are also dried, long-dead floral arrangements placed ...


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