The French Peasantry in the Seventeenth Century

The French Peasantry in the Seventeenth Century

Historian Pierre Goubert was an important figure of the Annales school of historical studies. In what ways does Goubert’s work on the seventeenth-century peasantry reflect the Annales tradition? What does Goubert’s work reveal about rural life during the seventeenth century? What challenges did peasants face? What was important to them? How did they live and survive? Feel free to illustrate your points with concrete examples from Goubert’s text.