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Rethinking France : Volume 1 The State

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Les Lieux de m\u00e9moire is perhaps one of the most profound historical documents on the history and culture of the French nation. Assembled by Pierre Nora during the Mitterand years, this multivolume series has been hailed as "a magnificent achievement" (The New Republic) and "the grandest, most ambitious effort to dissect, interpret and celebrate the French fascination with their own past" (The Los Angeles Times). Written during a time when French national identity was undergoing a pivotal change and the nation was struggling to define itself, this unprecedented series consists of essays by prominent historians and cultural commentators which take, as their points of departure, a lieu de m\u00e9moire: a site of memory used to order, concentrate, and secure notions of France's past.The first volume in the Chicago translation, Rethinking France, brings together works addressing the omnipresent role of the state in French life. As in the other volumes, the lieux de m\u00e9moire serve as entries into the French past, whether they are actual sites, political traditions, rituals, or even national pastimes and textbooks. Volume I: The State offers a sophisticated and engaging view of the French and their past through widely diverse essays on, for example, the ch\u00e2teau of Versailles and the French history of absolutism; the Code civil and its ordering of French life; memoirs written by French statesmen; and Charlemagne and his place in French history. Nora's authors constitute a who's who of French academia, yet they wear their erudition lightly. Taken as a whole, this extraordinary series documents how the French have come to see themselves and why.Contributors:Alain Gu\u00e9ryMaurice AgulhonBernard Guen\u00e9eDaniel NordmanRobert MorrisseyAlain BoureauAnne-Marie LecoqH\u00e9l\u00e8ne HimelfarbJean CarbonnierHerv\u00e9 Le BrasPierre Nora

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Author(s):
Pierre Nora
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
2001
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0226591328
ISBN-13:
9780226591322
Number of pages:
483
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Title:
Rethinking France : Volume 1 The State

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Les Lieux de m\u00e9moire is perhaps one of the most profound historical documents on the history and culture of the French nation. Assembled by Pierre Nora during the Mitterand years, this multivolume series has been hailed as "a magnificent achievement" (The New Republic) and "the grandest, most ambitious effort to dissect, interpret and celebrate the French fascination with their own past" (The Los Angeles Times). Written during a time when French national identity was undergoing a pivotal change and the nation was struggling to define itself, this unprecedented series consists of essays by prominent historians and cultural commentators which take, as their points of departure, a lieu de m\u00e9moire: a site of memory used to order, concentrate, and secure notions of France's past.The first volume in the Chicago translation, Rethinking France, brings together works addressing the omnipresent role of the state in French life. As in the other volumes, the lieux de m\u00e9moire serve as entries into the French past, whether they are actual sites, political traditions, rituals, or even national pastimes and textbooks. Volume I: The State offers a sophisticated and engaging view of the French and their past through widely diverse essays on, for example, the ch\u00e2teau of Versailles and the French history of absolutism; the Code civil and its ordering of French life; memoirs written by French statesmen; and Charlemagne and his place in French history. Nora's authors constitute a who's who of French academia, yet they wear their erudition lightly. Taken as a whole, this extraordinary series documents how the French have come to see themselves and why.Contributors:Alain Gu\u00e9ryMaurice AgulhonBernard Guen\u00e9eDaniel NordmanRobert MorrisseyAlain BoureauAnne-Marie LecoqH\u00e9l\u00e8ne HimelfarbJean CarbonnierHerv\u00e9 Le BrasPierre Nora

Author(s):
Pierre Nora
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
2001
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0226591328
ISBN-13:
9780226591322
Number of pages:
483
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Title:
Rethinking France : Volume 1 The State

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