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The Resource The cult of the modern : trans-Mediterranean France and the construction of French modernity, Gavin Murray-Miller

The cult of the modern : trans-Mediterranean France and the construction of French modernity, Gavin Murray-Miller

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The cult of the modern : trans-Mediterranean France and the construction of French modernity
Title
The cult of the modern
Title remainder
trans-Mediterranean France and the construction of French modernity
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Gavin Murray-Miller
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Language
eng
Summary
"The Cult of the Modern focuses on nineteenth-century France and Algeria and examines the role that ideas of modernity and modernization played in both national and colonial programs during the years of the Second Empire and the early Third Republic. Gavin Murray-Miller rethinks the subject by examining the idiomatic use of modernity in French cultural and political discourse. The Cult of the Modern argues that the modern French republic is a product of nineteenth-century colonialism rather than a creation of the Enlightenment or the French Revolution. This analysis contests the predominant Parisian and metropolitan contexts that have traditionally framed French modernity studies, noting the important role that colonial Algeria and the administration of Muslim subjects played in shaping understandings of modern identity and governance among nineteenth-century politicians and intellectuals. In synthesizing the narratives of continental France and colonial North Africa, Murray-Miller proposes a new framework for nineteenth-century French political and cultural history, bringing into sharp relief the diverse ways in which the French nation was imagined and represented throughout the country's turbulent postrevolutionary history, as well as the implications for prevailing understandings of France today"--
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Murray-Miller, Gavin
Dewey number
303.4824406509034
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
France overseas : studies in empire and decolonization
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  • Social change
  • Nationalism
  • Politics and culture
  • France
  • Algeria
  • Algeria
  • France
  • France
  • France
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The cult of the modern : trans-Mediterranean France and the construction of French modernity, Gavin Murray-Miller
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-307) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The Cult of the Modern in the Nineteenth Century -- Imagining the Modern Community -- State Modernization and the Making of Bonapartist Modernity -- Civilizing and Nationalizing -- The Crucible of Modern Society -- Old Ends and New Means -- Republican Government and Political Modernization -- Toward the Trans-Mediterranean Republic -- Conclusion: The Second Empire and the Politics of Modernity
Control code
ocn962257685
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 317 pages
Isbn
9780803290648
Isbn Type
(cloth : alkaline paper)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)962257685
Label
The cult of the modern : trans-Mediterranean France and the construction of French modernity, Gavin Murray-Miller
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-307) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The Cult of the Modern in the Nineteenth Century -- Imagining the Modern Community -- State Modernization and the Making of Bonapartist Modernity -- Civilizing and Nationalizing -- The Crucible of Modern Society -- Old Ends and New Means -- Republican Government and Political Modernization -- Toward the Trans-Mediterranean Republic -- Conclusion: The Second Empire and the Politics of Modernity
Control code
ocn962257685
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 317 pages
Isbn
9780803290648
Isbn Type
(cloth : alkaline paper)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)962257685

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