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Carnival in Romans: Mayhem and Massacre in a French City

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The city of Romans, in what was once the province of Dauphine in southern France, was the scene each year of a colourful and animated Mardi gras carnival. In 1580, however, the winter festivities degenerated into a bloody ambush. While costumed craftsmen and peasants mimed and danced their uprising in the streets, and notables and bourgeoisie hurried from banquets to balls in their ostentatious finery, Jean Serve-Paumier, master craftsman, draper, and leader of the popular party was assassinated and his friends and ...

Carnival in Romans: Mayhem and Massacre in a French City 2003, Weidenfeld & Nicolson History, London

ISBN-13: 9781842126271

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