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David Garrioch: Making peasants into Frenchmen, 3 November 2005

The Abbé Grégoire and the French Revolution: The Making of Modern Universalism 
by Alyssa GoldsteinSepinwall.
California, 341 pp., £35.95, April 2005, 0 520 24180 0
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... much blind to religious difference as concerned to erase it in public life and institutions. For Alyssa Sepinwall, the ‘crucial question’ of the Abbé Grégoire’s life, and the central problem of the French Revolution, was ‘how to build a coherent and egalitarian national community out of a diverse people’. Regional and linguistic differences ...

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