Monday, October 27, 2014

Book notes: Young on patricians

I know little of this book, but I heard some mutual friends were going to the book launch in Montreal the other day, And on his track record I'm prepared to take an interest.

I thought Brian Young's biography of George-Etienne Cartier was really enlightening years ago, and his study of the Quebec Civil Code, which does not sound exciting, actually kinda was, and there was a book about a cemetery, and a kind of polemic about universities and museums, and a survey text. (Info on his books here.) The new one is a study of "two elite families in the making of Quebec" and since Brian Young really does not do celebrity history, it should have things to say.
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