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The Revolutions of the Galles

Christopher H. Johnson

in Becoming Bourgeois: Love, Kinship, and Power in Provincial France, 1670-1880

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453984
eISBN:
9781501701290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453984.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines the revolutions of the Galles family—that is, their ups and downs. With the death of Jean-Nicolas, coupled with the distance of Jean-Marie and the apparent ennui/poor health of ... More


Bourgeois de Vannes, Bourgeois de Paris

Christopher H. Johnson

in Becoming Bourgeois: Love, Kinship, and Power in Provincial France, 1670-1880

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453984
eISBN:
9781501701290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453984.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter tells the story of Jean-Marie Galles and how he became one of the Parisian bourgeoisie, not only in title but also in spirit. When the family decided that Jean-Marie needed a Paris ... More


Into the World

Christopher H. Johnson

in Becoming Bourgeois: Love, Kinship, and Power in Provincial France, 1670-1880

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453984
eISBN:
9781501701290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453984.003.0010
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter focuses on René Jean-Marie Galles’s career after graduating from École polytechnique. It argues that without his mother’s constant prodding and solicitude, the encouragement of her ... More


The Chosen: Educating René

Christopher H. Johnson

in Becoming Bourgeois: Love, Kinship, and Power in Provincial France, 1670-1880

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453984
eISBN:
9781501701290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453984.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter focuses on the education of René Jean-Marie Galles, son of Eugène and Adèle Galles. Adèle Galles was René’s teacher. She made René work hard, especially on his grammar and writing, and ... More


Notre Adèle

Christopher H. Johnson

in Becoming Bourgeois: Love, Kinship, and Power in Provincial France, 1670-1880

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453984
eISBN:
9781501701290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453984.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter focuses on the correspondence between Eugène and Adèle Galles during Eugène’s deployment in Spain. The marriage of Eugène and Adèle bore all the fruits imaginable for those of their ... More


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