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Realms of Memory: The Construction of the French Past (Volume 1)
     

Realms of Memory: The Construction of the French Past (Volume 1)

by Pierre Nora
 

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ISBN-10: 0231084048

ISBN-13: 9780231084048

Pub. Date: 08/22/1996

Publisher: Columbia University Press

Archives, monuments, celebrations:there are not merely the recollections of memory but also the foundations of history. Symbols, the third and final volume in Pierre Nora's monumental Realms of Memory, includes groundbreaking discussions of the emblems of France's past by some of the nation's most distinguished intellectuals. The seventeen essays in this

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Archives, monuments, celebrations:there are not merely the recollections of memory but also the foundations of history. Symbols, the third and final volume in Pierre Nora's monumental Realms of Memory, includes groundbreaking discussions of the emblems of France's past by some of the nation's most distinguished intellectuals. The seventeen essays in this book consider such diverse "sites" of memory as the figures of Joan D'Arc and Decartes, the national motto of "Liberty, Equality, Fraternity", the tricolor flag and the French language itself. Pierre Nora's closing essay on commemoration provides a culminating overview of the series. Offering a new approach on history, culture, French studies and the studies of symbols, Realms of Memory reveals how the myriad meanings we attach to places and events constitute our sense of history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231084048
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
08/22/1996
Series:
European Perspectives: A Series in Social Thought and Cultural Criticism Series
Edition description:
ABR
Pages:
642
Product dimensions:
7.34(w) x 10.26(h) x 1.71(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction, by Pierre NoraPart I: Emblems1. The Three Colors: Neither White nor Red, by Raoul Girardet2. La Marseillaise: War or Peace, by Michel Vovelle3. Liberty, Equality, Fraternity, by Mona Ozouf4. Bastille Day: From Dies Irae to Holiday, by Christian AlmaviPart II: Major Sites1. Lascaux, by Jean-Paul Demoule2. Reims, City of Coronation, by Jacques Le Goff3. The Louvre, Royal Residence and Temple of the Arts, by Jean-Pierre Babelon4. Versailles, the Image of the Sovereign, by Edouard Pommier5. The Pantheon, The Ecole Normale of the Dead, by Mona Ozouf6. The Eiffel Tower, by Henry Loyette7. Verdun, by Antoine ProstPart III: Identifications1. The Gallic Cock, by Michael Pastoureau2. Joan of Arc, by Michael Winock3. Descartes, by Francois Azouvi4. Paris, A Traversal from East to West, by Maurice Agulhon5. The Genius of the French Language, by Marc Fumaroli6. The Era of Commemoration, by Pierre NoraNotes Index of NamesIndex of Subjects

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