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1. The uprising of the French peasants against the nobility in 1358.
2. jacquerie A peasant revolt, especially a very bloody one.

[French, from Old French jacquerie, peasantry, from jacques, peasant; see jacket.]


(Historical Terms) the revolt of the N French peasants against the nobility in 1358
[C16: from Old French: the peasantry, from jacque a peasant, from Jacques James, from Late Latin Jacōbus]


(ˌʒɑ kəˈri, ˌʒæk ə-)

1. the revolt of the peasants of N France against the nobles in 1358.
2. (l.c.) any peasant revolt.
[1520–30; < French, Middle French, =jaque(s) peasant + -rie -ry]


a revolt of peasants against the social classes above them.
See also: Conflict


1358 A French peasant revolt against the nobility.
References in classic literature ?
Look around and consider the Eves of all the world that we know, consider the faces of all the world that we know, consider the rage and discontent to which the Jacquerie addresses itself with more and more of certainty every hour.
Here opens the stormy period of the Jacqueries, Pragueries, and Leagues.
The most substantial borrowings, Macdonald notes, are found in the choral pantomime Neron and in the unfinished opera La jacquerie.
and most well known are the English Peasants' Revolt of 3381, and the Jacquerie Rebellion of 1358 in France.
El libro concluye con una serie de apendices que tratan de los contextos lexicos y biblicos de la crueldad, que incluyen una aproximacion moderna al concepto de crueldad, una comparacion de Eusebio y Rufino, un cuadro comparativo de la crueldad en la cronica de los vikingos, una breve antologia de textos arabes sobre la toma de Samarcanda y Bojara y una tabla comparativa de las visiones de la Jacquerie.
A few months before the summit we started to write epic texts such as "From the Multitudes of Europe" (and many more), you know, it was like an edict and it went: "We are the peasants of the Jacquerie .
invent stray, pungent lyrics, callous as jacquerie, violent
Two of Ebner-Eschenbach's stories, "Der Kreisphysikus" (The District Physician) and "Jakob Szela," which initially appeared in the collection Dorf- und Schlossgeschichten (Tales from Village and Castle, 1883), concentrate on the events of 1846 in Galicia--the failed Polish revolt against the Austrian government of the district and the peasants' uprising against Polish landowners, the so-called Jacquerie.
In this particular case, the delegate and others like him were too undermanned to respond to the 1874 Quebra-Quilos (Kilo-Breaking) Revolt: a jacquerie led by frustrated smallholders that swept the interior of Paraiba and Pernambuco.
Out of one hall and into another - only this time at the same venue - where I caught up with the Jacquerie Theatre Company's stylish adaptation of Thomas Hardy's semi-autobiographical and romantic novel A Pair of Blue Eyes, about a 19-year-old parson's daughter, her beguiling blue eyes and the two suitors she captivates.
16) Significantly, when Mary Chesnut recorded her fear of "a new San Domingo," on July 4, 1865, she added a further over-heard remark, in qualification: "A Jacquerie not a French Revolution" (p.
25) In his address to the Canadian Bar Association (held in Winnipeg in August 1919) Sir James Aikens, KC, Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba, invoked the Jacquerie of 1358, the Jack Cade Rising of 1450, and the Paris Commune of 1871 as appropriate comparisons to the workers' revolt of 1919 to substantiate his claim that the Winnipeg crisis represented the return of an age old disorder: "Bolshevism .