Terror and Terroir

Terror and Terroir The Winegrowers of the Languedoc and Modern France - Studies in Modern French History

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Terror and terroir investigates the Comit� R�gional d'Action Viticole (CRAV), a loose affiliation of militant winegrowers in the sun-drenched, southern vineyards of the Languedoc. Since 1961, they have fought to protect their livelihood. They were responsible for sabotage, bombings, hijackings and even the shooting of a policeman. Against the backdrop of European integration and decolonisation they have rallied around banners of Resistance and their strong Republican heritage, whilst their peasant protests fed into Occitan and anti-globalisation movements. At heart, however, the CRAV remain farmers championing the right of people to live and work the land. Between the romantic mythology of terroir, and the misguided, passionate violence of terror, this book unpicks the contentious issues of regionalism, protest and violence. It offers an insight into a neglected area of France's past that continues to impinge on its future, infused with one of the most potent symbols of French culture: wine.

Book information

ISBN: 9781784994358
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Imprint: Manchester University Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 944.083
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: xiii, 280
Weight: 482g
Height: 146mm
Width: 273mm
Spine width: 27mm