sans-culottes


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sans-culottes

A name for republicans, originally meant as an insult, referring to the trousers worn by common people rather than courtly breeches.
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Kirsten Greenidge's plays, including Milk Like Sugar, Bossa Nova, and Sans-culottes in the Promised Land, are historical, topical, and known for bringing underrepresented voices to the stage.
Desatienden tambien la costumbre de nombrar a las sotas en honor de caballeros famosos, como Lancelot, y convierten a los pajes en Igualdades: un soldado exhorta a defender la patria (Igualdad de deberes); parecen obedecerlo un sans-culottes que espera sobre una de las piedras de la Bastilla y un esclavo africano emancipado, ambos armados.
Like the mob at the time of the French Revolution, although hardly sans-culottes, all easily led from behind a la Robespierre, distant camp-followers, fanatics and old proselytisers.
The rebels called themselves the sans-culottes, literally "without knickers.
E*a ira" for the 21st century, Riley, like the sans-culottes before him, isn't asking the rich and powerful to lend him and his friends an ear, but kindly informing them that, for their sake, now might be a good time to do so.
Recent standouts in English include Michael Sonenscher's Before the Deluge (2007) and Sans-Culottes (2008), and Andrew Jainchill's Reimagining Politics After the Terror (2009).
For the heroic sans-culottes, the storming of the royal prison must have been a letdown,.
Much of the latter part of Sans-Culottes is devoted to debates about Gabriel Bonnet de Mably's work on the rights and duties of citizens, published in 1788, though written decades earlier.
And while there's no reason why the sans-culottes shouldn't enjoy a super-soft pillow or pullover--last December, Marks & Spencer sold two cashmere jumpers every minute and Tesco sold three times as much cashmere in 2006 as it did the year before--this democratisation of cashmere has led to fears of environmental problems on a global scale, not to mention worrying living conditions for those who farm the wool and an even shorter and less pleasant lifespan for the animals that are its source: the goats.
Hummel's doings make clear how much power and influence Germany's miniature kingdoms, dukedoms, and principalities retained in his day: how completely these petty states kept up ancien-regime habits of self-confident absolutist patronage, as if France's Jacobins and sans-culottes had never been.
In truth, it is the middle classes, particularly the lower middle classes, who make revolutions, whether they be the sans-culottes of Revolutionary France, or the ruined small businessmen of Weimar Germany.
This is simplistic: it ignores, for example, the massive counter-revolutionary movements supported by peasants, the independent petit-bourgeois radicalism of the sans-culottes and the patriarchal values of many Jacobin radicals.