Thursday, September 23

1984 Los Angeles Times Book Prize – History Winner and Nominees

1984 Los Angeles Times Book Prize – History Winner

The Great Cat Massacre and Other Episodes in French Cultural History

The Great Cat Massacre and Other Episodes in French Cultural History

Robert Darnton

When the apprentices of a Paris printing shop in the 1730s held a series of mock trials and then hanged all the cats they could lay their hands on, why did they find it so hilariously funny that they choked with laughter when they reenacted it in pantomime…

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