Festivals And The French Revolution / Edition 1

Festivals And The French Revolution / Edition 1

by Mona Ozouf
     
 

Festivals and the French Revolution--the subject conjures up visions of goddesses of Liberty, strange celebrations of Reason, and the oddly pretentious cult of the Supreme Being. Every history of the period includes some mention of festivals; Ozouf shows us that they were much more than bizarre marginalia to the revolutionary process.See more details below

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Festivals and the French Revolution--the subject conjures up visions of goddesses of Liberty, strange celebrations of Reason, and the oddly pretentious cult of the Supreme Being. Every history of the period includes some mention of festivals; Ozouf shows us that they were much more than bizarre marginalia to the revolutionary process.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674298842
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
10/01/1991
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
0.82(w) x 6.14(h) x 9.21(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword by Lynn Hunt

The Republican Calendar

Brief Chronology of the French Revolution

Introduction

I. The History of the Revolutionary Festival

The Revolution as Festival

History of the Festivals, History of the Sects

Boredom and Disgust

II. The Festival of the Federation: Model and Reality

Riot and Festival: The "Wild" Federations

The Federative Festivals

The Paris Federation

A New Festival?

The Festival of All the French?

III. The Festival above the Parties: 1792

The Norm and the Exception

Two Antagonistic Festivals?

The Unity of Tragedy

IV. Mockery and Revolution: 1793-1794

The "Other" Festival

Where, When, with Whom?

Reasonable Reason

Violence and the Festival

V. Return to the Enlightenment: 1794-1799

The "Happy Nation"

The System of Brumaire, Year IV

VI. The Festival and Space

Space without Qualities

The Symbolic Mapping-Out

The Renovation of a Ceremonial Space: The Example of Caen

The Resistance of Paris

The Space-Time of the Revolution

VII. The Festival and Time

Beginning

Dividing Up

Commemorating

Ending

VIII. The Future of the Festival: Festival and Pedagogy

"The Schools of the Mature Man"

The Power of Images

The Correct Use of Images

Nothing Goes without Saying

IX. Popular Life and the Revolutionary Festival

A Shameful Ethnology

History of a Failure

Revolutionary Symbolism and Peasant Tradition

The Mai sauvage

A Pedagogical Tree

From the Maypole to the Tree

A Break

X. The Revolutionary Festival: A Transfer of Sacrality

Horror vacui

The Meaning of a Few Borrowings

The Meaning of Purging

Abbreviations

Notes

Bibliography

Index

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