Terror and terroir: The winegrowers of the Languedoc and modern France

Oxford University Press
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Terror and terroir investigates the Comité Régional 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, infused with one of the most potent symbols of French culture: wine.
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About the author

Andrew W. M. Smith is Senior Lecturer in Contemporary History and Politics at the University of Chichester
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Publisher
Oxford University Press
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Published on
Sep 19, 2016
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Pages
267
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ISBN
9781526101129
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Language
English
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Genres
History / Europe / France
History / General
History / Modern / 20th Century
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