Paris and the Anarchists

Aesthetes and Subversives at the Fin-de-Siècle
Author(s): 
Varias, Alexander
ISBN: 
0333694325
Date published: 
October 1996
Hardback
Price: 
£32.50
Pages: 
200

Anarchists in late nineteenth-century France were no more successful in toppling the established order and creating an ideal society than was the case anywhere else. Nevertheless, their experience in 'fin-de-siècle' Paris revealed a labyrinthine diversity belying their actual political influence and numbers. Paris and the Anarchists analyzes the nature of Parisian anarchist concerns - including the French Revolutionary tradition, the Third Republic, terrorism, the Dreyfus Affair, modernization, and questions pertaining to art and propaganda.