Vestiges Of The Colonial Empire In France

Vestiges Of The Colonial Empire In France

by Robert Aldrich
     
 

This study examines sites in Paris and the provinces from old statues of colonial worthies to a new memorial to soldiers killed in Algeria. It argues that monuments and museums, initially intended to mark the country with colonialist fervour, now testify to ambivalent French views of colonialism and show painful sometimes reluctant and often ambiguous attempts to come…  See more details below

Overview

This study examines sites in Paris and the provinces from old statues of colonial worthies to a new memorial to soldiers killed in Algeria. It argues that monuments and museums, initially intended to mark the country with colonialist fervour, now testify to ambivalent French views of colonialism and show painful sometimes reluctant and often ambiguous attempts to come to terms with the colonial past. Vestiges of imperialism are thus linked to collective memory and to contemporary issues of national identity.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230555563
Publisher:
Palgrave-UK-USA
Publication date:
12/10/2004
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Robert Aldrich is Lecturer in Modern French History and Colonial History at the University of Sydney. He is the author of The French in the South Pacific, 1840-1940, France and the South Pacific since 1940, Greater France: A History of French Overseas Expansion and Colonialism and Homosexuality.

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