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Anne Simonin: What's Really Good about 'Infamous Sanctions'? The Case of France 1791-1951 Friday January 29, 2010 | 12:00 -02:00 PM |

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A set of shame sanctions called “infamous sanctions” were part of the French penal code until 2003, when they quietly disappeared. The longest legacy of the Old Regime, infamous sanctions played a key role in building the Republic in 1791 and in its reconstruction in 1945. Shame brought about by law turned out to play a positive role in two major national crises, the Revolution and the Second World War: Why? 

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Friday, January 29, 2010. 12:00 PM