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The Resource The economy of glory : from ancien régime France to the fall of Napoleon, Robert Morrissey ; translated by Teresa Lavender Fagan

The economy of glory : from ancien régime France to the fall of Napoleon, Robert Morrissey ; translated by Teresa Lavender Fagan

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The economy of glory : from ancien régime France to the fall of Napoleon
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The economy of glory
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from ancien régime France to the fall of Napoleon
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Robert Morrissey ; translated by Teresa Lavender Fagan
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  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
From the outset of Napoleon's career, the charismatic Corsican was compared to mythic heroes of antiquity like Achilles, and even today he remains the apotheosis of French glory, a value deeply embedded in the country's history. From this angle, the Napoleonic era can be viewed as the final chapter in the battle of the Ancients and Moderns. In this book, Robert Morrissey presents a literary and cultural history of glory and its development in France and explores the "economy of glory" Napoleon sought to implement in an attempt to heal the divide between the Old Regime and the Revolution. Examining how Napoleon saw glory as a means of escaping the impasse of Revolutionary ideas of radical egalitarianism, Morrissey illustrates the challenge the leader faced in reconciling the antagonistic values of virtue and self-interest, heroism and equality. He reveals that the economy of glory was both egalitarian, creating the possibility of an aristocracy based on merit rather than wealth, and traditional, being deeply embedded in the history of aristocratic chivalry and the monarchy<U+0127> �making it the heart of Napoleon's politics of fusion. Going beyond Napoleon, Morrissey considers how figures of French romanticism such as Chateaubriand, Balzac, and Hugo constantly reevaluated this legacy of glory and its consequences for modernity. Available for the first time in English, The Economy of Glory is a sophisticated and beautifully written addition to French history --
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1947-
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Morrissey, Robert
Dewey number
944.04
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illustrations
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index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
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Lavender Fagan, Teresa
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  • Napoleon
  • Napoleon
  • Emperors
  • France
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The economy of glory : from ancien régime France to the fall of Napoleon, Robert Morrissey ; translated by Teresa Lavender Fagan
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Includes bibliographical references and indexes
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier.
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent.
Contents
  • Introduction
  • From pagan antiquity to Christian thought
  • Kings, warriors, poets: on the cusp of modernity
  • Motivation and leadership in the Enlightment
  • An economy of glory
  • New sensibility, new knowledge, new institutions
  • Toward a poetics of fusion: the Mémorial de Sainte-Hélène
  • Conclusion
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FIEb1751616x
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 258 pages
Isbn
9780226924588
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unmediated
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rdamedia.
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  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)841187048
Label
The economy of glory : from ancien régime France to the fall of Napoleon, Robert Morrissey ; translated by Teresa Lavender Fagan
Publication
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
  • Introduction
  • From pagan antiquity to Christian thought
  • Kings, warriors, poets: on the cusp of modernity
  • Motivation and leadership in the Enlightment
  • An economy of glory
  • New sensibility, new knowledge, new institutions
  • Toward a poetics of fusion: the Mémorial de Sainte-Hélène
  • Conclusion
Control code
FIEb1751616x
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 258 pages
Isbn
9780226924588
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)841187048

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