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Knitting while the heads rolled (Snippets 13)

French playwright Joseph Alexandre Pierre de Ségur, the Viscount of Ségur, was imprisoned during the French Revolution.  Once the Reign of Terror was at an end, he wrote about the conduct of women in the Revolution, in Women: their Condition … Continue reading

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Arndt’s Spirit of the Times (Snippets 8)

Ernst Moritz Arndt (1768-1860) was a German author and poet.  At the height of the Napoleonic Wars, he wrote Spirit of the Times, a look at the history of various European nations with opinions of their different characteristics and how … Continue reading

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