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Monks Learning to Exercise.

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Title

Monks Learning to Exercise.

Description

This image ridicules monks for contributing nothing to society, either economically or demographically, by depicting a group of them being taken from the monastery and drafted into the army, where they hope "to become good citizens" as was expected under religious restructuring. To bring the clergy under the control of the new government, on 12 July 1790, the National Assembly passed the measure that became known as the Civil Constitution of the Clergy. It targets not Catholicism but past clerical abuses. The measure sought to create a "revolutionary" clergy, which would serve the people rather than rule over them.

Creator

None Identified

Source

Library of Congress

Date

1790

Rights

Public Domain

Relation

http://chnm.gmu.edu/revolution/d/218/
Collection de Vinck. Un siècle d'histoire de France par l'estampe, 1770-1870. Vol. 19 (pièces 3107-3418), Ancien Régime et Révolution

Format

JPEG

Language

French

Identifier

218
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division PC 5 - 1790, no. 20 (AA size) [P&P]

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Original Format

Etching

Title (French)

Les moines aprenant à faire l'exercise

Caption

avec de la patience nous en viendrons about et avec le temps nous marcherons comme les autres et la nation nous fera devenir bons citoyens.