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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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The Tour de Croy was completed in 1765, according to the Chatillon site page Histoire de la ville. Construction took place in stages, starting in 1763. The height was eventually 50 feet in total. It seems to have functioned as an observatory from the start, and it is referred to as la Tour de M. le Duc de Croy on page 61 of Histoire de l'Academie royale des ...


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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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I tried to do what research that I could. I found there was actually a fairly active role for women in the French Revolution, many of them hoping (in vain) for improved political and social status. However, as mentioned by another user in the comments, France was (and despite the best efforts of the Jacobins, remained) a very Catholic country. Plural ...


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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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