The Past in French History

The Past in French History

by Robert Gildea
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0300057997

ISBN-13: 9780300057997

Pub. Date: 04/28/1994

Publisher: Yale University Press

This fascinating book offers a new perspective on French history and political culture by examining how the commemoration of the past pervades French public life. The book surveys the ways that various political communities in France during the past two centuries-proponents of revolution and counterrevolution, church and state, centralism and regionalism, and

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This fascinating book offers a new perspective on French history and political culture by examining how the commemoration of the past pervades French public life. The book surveys the ways that various political communities in France during the past two centuries-proponents of revolution and counterrevolution, church and state, centralism and regionalism, and national identity and nationalism-have used different versions of the past in order to define their identities and legitimate their goals.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300057997
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
04/28/1994
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
6.45(w) x 9.48(h) x 1.54(d)

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