research product . 2021

Marketing the French Revolution? Revolutionary Auction Advertisements in Comparative Perspective (Paris, 1778–1793)

De Smet, Charris;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2021
  • Country: Belgium
Abstract: This article presents an exploratory study of the Parisian auction market, its transformation during the French Revolution and the relationship between economic policies and political ideologies, building further on existing research on consumerism in eighteenth-century France and the revolutionary art market. Surveying the advertisements for auction sales featured in the Parisian newspaper Affiches, Annonces et Avis Divers, this research first reconstructed the more general developments in the auction market. Secondly, it examines material culture and its social distribution during the Terror, comparing the figures with a pre-revolutionary year. Third...
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