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FREN 250: Culture and Civilization of France

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France -- Civilization -- 17th century

France -- History -- Revolution, 1789-1799

Middle class -- France -- History

National characteristics, French

Paris (France) -- Social life and customs -- 18th century

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Underground literature -- France

Booksellers and bookselling -- France -- History -- 18th century

Book industries and trade -- France -- History -- 19th century

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