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The Groom's Story (1)

Siân Reynolds

in Marriage and Revolution

Published in print June 2012 | ISBN: 9780199560424
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191741814 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560424.003.0005
The Groom's Story (1)

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This chapter describes Jean-Marie Roland's very different youth: the youngest of ten in an old Beaujolais family, with four clerical brothers. A rebel against his background, he becomes a trainee inspector of manufactures in Rouen: enforcing quality control on textile manufactures. Only modestly paid, he finds a surrogate family in a circle of young people, and supplements his interrupted Jesuit schooling by scientific courses and private reading.

Keywords: Baujolais; Rouen; textile manufactures; Jesuit schooling; scientific courses

Chapter.  3467 words. 

Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700)

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