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Religion populaire et Révolution française dans le Nord-Ouest de la France (1789-1799)

Abstract : The study of the conflictual relations between Catholicism and the French Revolution has for long been confined to the history of ideas and ecclesiastical institutions. The laity had no place in that history. For some time, symposia such as that held at Chantilly in 1986 and works such as that of B. Cousin, M. Cubells and R. Moulinas (La Pique et la Croix) have attempted to tackle the attitude of the faithful, who were directly concerned by a religious policy which overturned their church-going habits and offended their spiritual convictions. The example of the Pas-de-Calais, and more specifically the former diocese of Boulogne-sur-Mer, affords an opportunity to retrieve and analyse the reaction of the laity in a geographical and historical context largely hostile to the Civil Constitution of the Clergy. While the official Church establishment collapsed, in contrast a whole set of deeply embedded traditional practices imposed themselves.
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Alain Joblin. Religion populaire et Révolution française dans le Nord-Ouest de la France (1789-1799). Annales historiques de la Révolution française, 1999, 316 (1), pp.271-299. ⟨10.3406/ahrf.1999.2242⟩. ⟨hal-03698254⟩



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