From Prairial to Pop Culture. Day Six. Did you know there were two “Prairials”?

Did you know that there were two historical days related to Prairial?  The second took place in An VII (June 18, 1799), and was caused by a reigning oligarchy known as the Directory that had no plan of how to govern. Soboul speaks of “une coalition hétéroclite au sein du Corps législatif.”  One of the directors, La Revellière, was particularly ill-suited because of his self-assumed role as spokesperson for “le culte …”  What kind of culte?

  1. catholique
  2. anarchiste
  3. théophilanthropique
  4. du moi

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