Contraband: Louis Mandrin and the Making of a Global Underground

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Louis Mandrin led a gang of bandits who brazenly smuggled contraband into eighteenth-century France. Michael Kwass brings new life to the legend of this Gallic Robin Hood, exposing the dark side of early modern globalization. Decades later, the memory of Mandrin inspired ordinary subjects and Enlightened philosophers alike to challenge royal power.

Contraband: Louis Mandrin and the Making of a Global Underground 2014, Harvard University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780674726833

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