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Forest Rites: The War of the Demoiselles in Nineteenth-Century France (Harvard Historical Studies) Hardcover – September 12, 1994
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An early modernist by training Sahlins skillfully uses cultural anthropology as well as the insights of Roger Chartier to reconstruct the War of the Demoiselles as a clash of discrete but complementary cultures, hidden from each other but coexisting, parts of a whole Its important insights about the fluidity of culture, however, will assure it a secure place on the syllabus of nineteenth-century studies. (Kathleen Kete Journal of Modern History)
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