Abstract

This article focuses on youth activism in Brittany from the opening of the Provincial Estates in late 1788 until the Federation of Pontivy in January 1790. It argues that the crisis that preceded the Revolution in Brittany had a dramatic impact on the political consciousness of young people and shaped the way they would interact with the revolutionary state in the following years. Moreover, it shows that the generational position that had been an impediment to youth’s political existence during the Old Regime quickly became a source of legitimacy and confidence in the months that preceded the Revolution.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1527-1897
Print ISSN
0022-4529
Pages
pp. 225-237
Launched on MUSE
2011-11-12
Open Access
No
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