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  Bastille - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Bastille was a prison in Paris, known formally as Bastille Saint-Antoine—Number 232, Rue Saint-Antoine which became well-known for the storming of the Bastille on July 14, 1789.
Bastille is a French word meaning "castle" or "stronghold"; used as a single word ("la Bastille" in French), it refers to the prison.
The propaganda value of the Bastille was quickly seized upon, notably by the showy entrepreneur Pierre-François Palloy, "Patriote Palloy." The fate of the Bastille was uncertain, but Palloy was quick to establish a claim, organising a force of 500 demolition men around the site on the 15th.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Bastille   (1427 words)

 Bastille Day - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Bastille Day also falls during the running of the Tour de France, and is traditionally the day upon which French riders will make a special effort to take a stage victory for France.
Thus the Bastille was a symbol of the absolutism of the monarchy.
Shortly after the storming of the Bastille, on 26 August, the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen was proclaimed.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Bastille_Day   (1345 words)

 Bastille - MSN Encarta
Bastille, former French prison fortress in Paris that became a symbol of royal tyranny.
During the 17th and 18th centuries, the Bastille was used primarily for housing political prisoners.
At the outbreak of the French Revolution in 1789, the Bastille was attacked and captured by a mob assisted by royal troops.
ca.encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761574230/Bastille.html   (150 words)

 Bastille: 1789
The Bastille, a grim fortress which served as a state prison, was located at the east end of the city of Paris (Gershoy 17).
The Bastille was despised as a symbol of despotism, and also because of the many stories that circulated about its use for torture and other cruelties.
In the Bastille were fifteen cannons, loads of case shot pointed directly at the drawbridge, six hundred musketoons, twelve rampart muskets with over fifteen thousand cartridges and twenty thousand pounds of powder.
www.thenagain.info /WebChron/WestEurope/Bastille.html   (542 words)

 Kids.net.au - Encyclopedia Bastille Day -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Bastille Day is the French national holiday celebrated on July 14th of each year.
Bastille Day is a holiday commemorating the end of the monarchy in France and the beginning of the First Republic.
On June 20 the deputies of the Third Estate took the oath of the "Jeu de Paume" (named after the place where they had gather which was a place where an an ancestor of tennis, the "Jeu de Paume" was played), swearing not to separate until a Constitution had been established.
www.kidsseek.com /encyclopedia-wiki/ba/Bastille_Day   (338 words)

 Bastille Day | July 14, 1789 | Storming of the Bastille | French Revolution | Holiday   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Bastille was a prison where kings and queens usually locked up people who didn't agree with their decisions.
To a lot of French, the Bastille prison was a symbol of the corrupt system run by the kings and queens.
He was a Bastille prisoner from 1698 to 1703.
www.kidzworld.com /site/p1047.htm   (334 words)

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The notorious Bastille of France, located at No. 32 rue Saint-Antoineand, was for some time, except for during the July uprising, open for the locals to come and converse with the lingering guards (Schama 389).
The Bastille was originally built for defense purposes against the English at the end of the fourteenth century, and then Charles VI turned it into a prison(390).
For this reason on July 14, 1789 the Bastille was surrounded by mobs of Parisian citizens demanding the release of the remaining political prisoners.
www.mtholyoke.edu /courses/rschwart/hist255/kat_anna/bastille.html   (416 words)

 Place de la Bastille, Paris
It was widely held that the Bastille represented a stronghold from which the royal troops would sally forth to commence their slaughter of the Parisians.
Only some 800 individuals were able to justify their claim to the title of 'Conquerors of the Bastille', and these were a mere handful of the agitated crowds who were ranging throughout Paris at the time.
As part of the nationwide celebrations for July 1989, the bicentennial of the French Revolution, the Opéra de la Bastille was erected, inspiring substantial redevelopment on the surrounding streets.
www.discoverfrance.net /France/Paris/Monuments-Paris/Bastille.shtml   (779 words)

 BASTILLE DAY -- The Bastille is located in Paris -- It was being used as a prison when the strongly-fortified high ...
Bastille Day, on the Fourteenth of July, is the French symbol of the end of the Monarchy and the beginning of the First Republic.
On July 14, 1789, the storming of the Bastille immediately took on a great historical dimension; it was proof that power no longer resided in the King as God's representative, but in the people, in accordance with the theories developed by their philosophers of the eighteenth century.
The storming of the Bastille evokes man's pride of self-accomplishment: the throwing-off of the yoke of tyranny.
www.hightowertrail.com /Bastil.htm   (1785 words)

 paris - monuments - bastille
Promoted to the rank of a symbol of the arbitrariness of the old monarchy, the Bastille was stormed by the Parisians on 14th July 1789, and later razed.
A sign of the Bastille Opera's vocation is that the metro exit is in the hall where shopping area have also been planned.
A foot from Home Plazza Bastille: 7 historical buildings with 281 climatised rooms, bright and comfortable over looking and immense private garden of 1500 sq meters decorated, with a large collection of art: an oasis of calm and greeney in the heart of the capital close to the Marais and Place de la Bastille.
www.monument-paris.com /bastille.htm   (494 words)

 Seattle Bastille Day 2005   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Nowadays, July 14 (or "Bastille Day" as it is also known) is celebrated with a mixture of solemn military parades and easygoing dancing and fireworks.
Bastille Day is part of Seattle Center's Festàl, a year-long series of world cultural events that honors the richness and diversity of our region.
Bastille Day is organized by the Consular Agency of France in Seattle in partnership with the French-American Chamber of Commerce Pacific Northwest Pacific, the Alliance Française, the Seattle-Nantes Sister City Association, the French-American Schools (French-Immersion School of Washington, French American School of Puget Sound) and the Mercer Island-Thonon Les Bains Sister City Association.
www.seattle-bastille.org /faq.htm   (1289 words)

 History of the Bastille
Taken from the French word ‘bastide’, meaning fortress, the Bastille was constructed to defend the eastern wall of Paris from hostile forces in 1382.
Featuring a reconstructed Bastille large enough for visitors to go inside for banquets and dramatic plays and a roller coaster, the festival was the largest of any in the world.
Although Bastille Day is not celebrated to this extent anymore, it is still an important national holiday in France where the fallen are remembered, the courageous honored, and the heroic deified.
wawa.essortment.com /historyofbas_rffz.htm   (888 words)

 Lamson Library » Blog Archive » Bastille. English
“The Patriot” Palloy: Conqueror of the Bastille and Vulgarizer.
The Patriotic Cult of Relics: The Staging of the Bastille Stones in Paris and in the French Provinces.
Bastille Symbolism in Modern France: The Republican Legacy of the French Revolution.
www.plymouth.edu /library/opac/record/1279150   (475 words)

 Bastille on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
BASTILLE [Bastille] [O.Fr.,=fortress], fortress and state prison in Paris, located, until its demolition (started in 1789), near the site of the present Place de la Bastille.
It was begun c.1369 by Hugh Aubriot, provost of the merchants [mayor] of Paris under King Charles V. Arbitrary and secret imprisonment by lettre de cachet gave rise to stories of horror, but actually the Bastille was generally used for persons of influence, and its regime for most political prisoners was mild.
The storming of the Bastille marks the beginning of the French Revolution, and July 14—Bastille Day—became the national holiday of republican France.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/B/Bastille.asp   (351 words)

 Bastille Info - Encyclopedia WikiWhat.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Built around 1370 as part of the defences of Paris, the structure was converted into a prison in the 17th century, housing mainly political prisoners.
On June 20, the deputies of the Third Estate took the oath of the "Jeu de Paume", swearing not to separate until a constitution had been established.
On the present-day Place de la Bastille stands the Colonne de Juillet, and the Opera Bastille.
www.wikiwhat.com /encyclopedia/b/ba/bastille.html   (385 words)

 Embassy of France in the US - Bastille Day: July 14
But above all, Bastille Day, or the Fourteenth of July, is the symbol of the end of the monarchy and the beginning of the Republic.
The storming of the Bastille, on July 14, 1789, immediately became a symbol of historical dimensions; it was proof that power no longer resided in the King or in God, but in the people, in accordance with the theories developed by the Philosophes of the 18th century.
For all citizens of France, the storming of the Bastille symbolizes, liberty,democracy and the struggle against all forms of oppression.
info-france-usa.org /atoz/14july.asp   (472 words)

 Bastille Day - The French Fourth
On July 14, 1789, an outraged group of Parisians stormed the Bastille, a fortress and prison in France where prisoners of influence were held, in hopes of capturing ammunition.
Shortly thereafter, King Louis XVI and his wife Marie Antoinette took refuge in Versailles as the violent peasants pillaged and burned châteaux, and destroyed records of feudal dues; this reaction is known as the grande peur (great fear).
For the peasant class, the Bastille stood as a symbol of the hypocrisy and corruption of the aristocratic government - controlled mostly by nobility and clergy.
www.infoplease.com /spot/99bastilleday.html   (246 words)

 Bastille day
Bastille Day today means, for all in France, the solemn military parade up the Champs Elysées in the presence of the head of state.
The storming of the Bastille, on 14 July 1789, immediately became a symbol of historical dimension; it was proof that power no longer resided in the King or in God, but in the people, in accordance with the theories developed by the Philosophes of the eighteenth century.
The storming of the Bastille symbolizes, for all citizens of France, liberty, democracy and the struggle against all forms of oppression.
www.franceway.com /w3/Facts&Figures/politics/republiquesymbols.html   (2433 words)

 BASTILLE-LINUX   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Bastille can also assess a system's current state of hardening, granularly reporting on each of the security settings with which it works.
Many users have found Bastille's secondary goal of educational just as useful as its primary goal of system hardening, leading some organizations to make an interactive Bastille hardening session part of their training regimen for new system administrators.
Bastille was originally conceived of by a group of concerned system administrators at a conference organized by the SANS Institute, an ally of the Bastille Project.
www.bastille-linux.org   (477 words)

Bastille is a System Hardening and Security implementation tool which includes the fundamentals on how to harden a *nix (a Linux or Unix based computer system), and perform a consistent implementation across system restarts.
Before starting with the installation of Bastille, we highly recommend that the Administration Staff become intimately familiar with the processes and operations of the server.
Please be advised, that while Bastille is a good start for Systems Security, the Day of the Zero Exploit is here, and due diligence is important to improving security.
www.abs-comptech.com /Bastille.htm   (273 words)

 NewsForge | Bastille Linux update: Hardening the OS with help from Uncle Sam
The Bastille Linux project has recently been working with the U.S. government to improve and harden the operating system security software.
For example, Bastille might check whether the DNS server is locked in a chroot prison, whether telnet is turned off, or even if passwords are required to be a good length.
Maybe something Bastille could do is check for some of the other mentioned things, and if they aren't installed/set up it could throw a warning about recommending installing something like them.
software.newsforge.com /software/05/04/19/1256244.shtml?tid=78&tid=2&tid=79   (1766 words)

 11th arrondissement travel guide - Wikitravel
The streets just northwest of Place de Bastille are full of little bars which attract a mix of young suburban parisiens, ex-pats, and foreigners.
Meanwhile the restaurants, bars, and wine-bars around Rue Oberkampf in the north of the 11th and rue de Charonne near Avenue Ledru Rollin attract a more urban crowd and are perhaps closer to something traditionally Parisien, while capturing a bit of the grungy feel of drinking spots in up-and-coming inner city neighborhoods everywhere.
The Place de Bastille location of this popular chain of Tex-Mex is worth mentioning at least because of its ability to draw a crowd.
wikitravel.org /en/Paris/11th_arrondissement   (1281 words)

 French Culture | Bastille Day 2002   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The taking of the Bastille on July 14, 1789 symbolized the end of the French monarchy and the beginning of the Republic, leading to the birth of a democracy in France.
Bastille Day is celebrated throughout France as its national holiday, and traditional Parisian events include a military parade down the Champs Elysées in the morning, a spectacular evening fireworks display, and all night dancing in the street.
The celebration is presented by New York's French cultural center, The French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) and commemorates the 1789 storming of the Bastille.
www.frenchculture.org /events/bastille/02bastilleday.html   (1743 words)

 Bastille Day - icons of France   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
This event was the attack (the storming) of the Bastille Prison on 14th July 1789 by the people of Paris.
The Storming of the Bastille marked the start of the French Revolution, the end of the monarchy and the beginning of the Republic of France.
The Bastille was hated as it was a symbol of the power of the French monarchs, who could imprison people without a trial, for as long as they wished.
www.terrace.qld.edu.au /academic/lote/french/icojul14.htm   (945 words)

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