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THE HISTORY OF THE PARIS COMMUNE OF 1871

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VERSO’S WORLD HISTORY SERIES:

THE HISTORY OF THE PARIS COMMUNE OF 1871

by Prosper-Olivier Lissagaray

Preface by Eric Hazan

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The classic history of the Paris Commune, part of Verso’s highly praised and affordable World History Series.

In 1871, the working class of Paris, incensed by their lack of political power and tired of being exploited, seized control of the capital. This book is the outstanding history of the Commune, the heroic battles fought in its defence, and the bloody massacre that ended the uprising. Its author,LISSAGARAY, was a young journalist who not only saw the events recounted here first-hand, but fought for the Commune on the barricades. He spent the next twenty-five years researching and writing this history, which refutes the slanders levelled at the Communards by the ruling classes and is a vivid and valuable study in urban political revolution, one that retains its power to inspire to this day.

This revised edition includes a foreword by the writer and publisher ERIC HAZAN.

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PROSPER-OLIVIER LISSAGARAY (1838–1901) was a socialist, duelist, republican journalist and sometime lover of Eleanor Marx.

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“Lissagaray relives the Commune with all the bitterness of a man who could see the tragedy unfold, even as he played his part, dutifully, to the end.”

– PAUL MASON, economics editor of the BBC’s Newsnight and author of WHY IT’S KICKING OFF EVERYWHERE

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464 pages       /         $26.95 / £14.99 / $28.50CAN      /      ISBN: 9781844677764

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For more information about THE HISTORY OF THE PARIS COMMUNE OF 1871, or to buy this or any other part of the series, visit:

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Paris Commune

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