Title

From the classroom out: Educational reform and the state in France, 1762-1771.

SelectedWorks Author Profiles:

Adrian O’Connor

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2016

Date Issued

2016-01-01

Date Available

2016-08-02

ISSN

0016-1071

Abstract

This article examines debates over education and educational reform during the 1760s and, through them, explores the dynamics and fault lines of French political culture near the end of Louis XV's reign. Offering an analysis of the reforms undertaken after the expulsion of the Jesuits, as well as a reinterpretation of works by three of the most prominent figures in these political and pedagogical debates—Barthélemy-Gabriel Rolland d'Erceville, Louis-René de Caradeuc de La Chalotais, and Louis-Bernard Guyton de Morveau—it argues that questions related to the practices, personnel, and purpose of education led to a reexamination of the Old Regime body politic and gave rise to fundamentally different visions of French society, the French nation, and the French state.

Comments

Abstract only. Full-text article is available through licensed access provided by the publisher. Published in French Historical Studies, 39(3), 509-534. doi: 10.1215/00161071-3500297. Access to full text may be available through the link provided.

Language

en_US

Publisher

Duke University Press

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.