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The Resource Rethinking France = Les lieux de mémoire, translated by Mary Trouille ; under the direction of Pierre Nora ; translation directed by David P. Jordan

Rethinking France = Les lieux de mémoire, translated by Mary Trouille ; under the direction of Pierre Nora ; translation directed by David P. Jordan

Label
Rethinking France = Les lieux de mémoire
Title
Rethinking France = Les lieux de mémoire
Statement of responsibility
translated by Mary Trouille ; under the direction of Pierre Nora ; translation directed by David P. Jordan
Creator
Contributor
Editor
Translator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
Les Lieux de memoire is perhaps one of the most profound historical documents on the history and culture of the French nation.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 memoire: 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 memoire 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 château 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 Guery, Maurice Agulhon, Bernard Guenee, Daniel Nordman. Robert Morrissey, Alain Boureau, Anne-Marie Lecoq, Helene Himelfarb, Jean Carbonnier, Herve Le Bras, Pierre Nora.--Publisher description
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Nora, Pierre
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1951-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Trouille, Mary Seidman
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Memory
  • Symbolism
  • National characteristics, French
  • Nationalism
  • France
Label
Rethinking France = Les lieux de mémoire, translated by Mary Trouille ; under the direction of Pierre Nora ; translation directed by David P. Jordan
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Translation of: Les lieux de mémoire
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
v. 1. The State -- v. 2. Space -- v. 3. Legacies -- v. 4. Histories and memories
Control code
FIEb16951311
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
4 volumes
Isbn
9780226591353
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)45784192
Label
Rethinking France = Les lieux de mémoire, translated by Mary Trouille ; under the direction of Pierre Nora ; translation directed by David P. Jordan
Publication
Note
Translation of: Les lieux de mémoire
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
v. 1. The State -- v. 2. Space -- v. 3. Legacies -- v. 4. Histories and memories
Control code
FIEb16951311
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
4 volumes
Isbn
9780226591353
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)45784192

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