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Muchembled, Robert 1944-

Overview
Works: 225 works in 805 publications in 10 languages and 11,369 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author, Publishing director, Editor, Author of introduction, Thesis advisor, Director, Other, Interviewee
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Most widely held works by Robert Muchembled
A history of the devil : from the middle ages to the present by Robert Muchembled( Book )

35 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in 6 languages and held by 719 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book by French historian Robert Muchembled is a journey through time and space in search of the changing perception and significance of the devil in Western culture." "The author takes the story back to the thirteenth century, when visual images of Satan first to appear, and forward to the twenty-first century, dealing with, among others, the place of the diabolical in the film of Stanley Kubrick, including the Shining and Eyes Wide Shut. The changing figure of Evil over time is shown as intertwined with the way in which men conceive of the destinies and the future of their civilization. Fascination with the diabolical reached its height in the witch hunts of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, but by the Enlightenment it began to show signs of decline, a process which has continued up to today." "The result of this process, for modern Western society, is a subtle metamorphosis of the notion of the devil, from fear of Satan into an internal evil, 'the demon within', characterized by a distrust of oneself and one's desires. It is this conception of the diabolical that is visible today in our interest in the supernatural, exorcism and, for example, in the role of the 'devilish good' in advertising."--Jacket
Popular culture and elite culture in France, 1400-1750 by Robert Muchembled( Book )

8 editions published between 1985 and 1998 in English and held by 601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of violence : from the end of the Middle Ages to the present by Robert Muchembled( Book )

12 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Violence is so much in the news today that we may find it hard to believe that it is less prevalent than it was in the past. But this is exactly what the distinguished historian Robert Muchembled argues in this major new work on the history of violence. He shows that brutality and homicide have been in decline since the thirteenth century. The thesis of a 'civilizing process', of a gradual taming, even sublimation, of violence, seems, therefore, to be well-founded. How are we to explain this decline in public displays of aggression? What mechanisms have modernizing societies employed to repress and control violence? The increasingly strict social control of unmarried, male adolescents, together with the coercive education imposed on this age group, are central to Muchembled's explanation. Masculine violence gradually disappeared from public space, to become concentrated in the home. Meanwhile, a vast popular literature, precursor of the modern mass media, came to play a cathartic role: the duels of The Three Musketeers and the amazing exploits of Fantômas, as described in the new crime literature invented in the nineteenth century, now helped to purge the violent impulses. And yet we seem, in the first few years of the twenty-first century, to be witnessing a resurgence of violence, especially among the youths of the inner cities. How should we understand this resurgence in relation to the long history of violence in the West?
Damned : an illustrated history of the Devil by Robert Muchembled( Book )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in French and English and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A través de una iconografía impactante, la obra explora la red de representaciones y metamorfosis del Maligno, desde su invención en el siglo XII hasta las más recientes apariencias en la época contemporánea, ya sea en el cine, la televisión o la red, donde el diablo, nacido de los miedos y angustias de los hombres, aparece no como simple concepto filosófico o teológico, sino como el Mal que atormenta al espíritu y peermite disciplinar el cuerpo, organizando las relaciones de los individuos con el poder
Orgasm and the West : a history of pleasure from the sixteenth century to the present by Robert Muchembled( Book )

32 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this book, Robert Muchembled uncovers a history of sexual pleasure and the repression of pleasure that lies at the heart of Western civilization. Contrary to Foucault, he argues that a powerful repression of the carnal appetites was established at the very heart of our civilization around the middle of the sixteenth century, and that it only really lost ground in the 1960s. Producing a fundamental tension between the libido of each individual and collective ideals, it was a process that constantly promoted a powerful labour of sublimation throughout this long period, under the successive cultural covers of religion, philosophy and the laws of the capitalist market. The coercive system laid down in the seventeenth century formed the basis for alternate cycles of liberation and constraint, whose fluctuations were fundamental to the general dynamism of the West because they created the need to compensate for the mental disequilibrium they caused." "Today, argues Muchembled, the United States remains deeply marked by the old repressive system, while in Europe this has been shaken by the emergence of new forms of hedonism. Anchored in the dogma of shameful sensuality and the concealed body, the repressive system has been disrupted by the sudden irruption of the female orgasm onto the public stage. Whereas the United States continues to cultivate a nostalgia for the familial and sexual archetype bequeathed by the repressive tradition, Europe finds itself in uncharted territory facing new questions about sexuality, pleasure and the good life."--Jacket
Culture populaire et culture des élites dans la France moderne (XVe-XVIIIe siècles) : essai by Robert Muchembled( Book )

38 editions published between 1977 and 2002 in French and English and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sociétés et mentalités dans la France moderne : xvie-xviiie siècle by Robert Muchembled( Book )

34 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in French and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cultural exchange in early modern Europe( Book )

7 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This series of four volumes seeks to uncover the unities shaping a common European past. The volumes identify the links which were strengthened through ceaseless cultural exchanges, even during this time of endless wars. Volume I examines the role of religion as a vehicle for cultural exchange. Volume II surveys the reception of foreigners within the cities of early modern Europe, while Volume III explores the place of communication at that time. Volume IV reveals how cultural exchange played a central role in the fashioning of a
La Sorcière au village : XVe-XVIIIe siècle by Robert Muchembled( Book )

21 editions published between 1979 and 1993 in French and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le temps des supplices : de l'obéissance sous les rois absolus, XVe-XVIIIe siècle by Robert Muchembled( Book )

19 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in French and Turkish and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Une histoire de la violence : de la fin du Moyen Âge à nos jours by Robert Muchembled( Book )

20 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in French and Italian and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les clefs pour comprendre le phénomène de violence du Moyen Age à nos jours, dont les acteurs sont essentiellement des hommes âgés de 20 à 30 ans. Analyse ses manifestations, les moyens mis en place en Europe pour le contrôler et le sublimer, et les causes de la vague de violence qui marque le XXIe siècle, qui semblent être liées à une décivilisation des moeurs
L'invention de l'homme moderne : sensibilités, mœurs et comportements collectifs sous l'Ancien Régime by Robert Muchembled( Book )

15 editions published between 1988 and 1991 in French and Dutch and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La violence au village : sociabilité et comportements populaires en Artois du XVe au XVIIe siècle by Robert Muchembled( Book )

19 editions published in 1989 in French and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'État dans la France moderne de la fin du XVe au milieu du XVIIIe siècle by Michèle Fogel( Book )

5 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in French and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Des études de détail toutes bâties à partir d'un point de vue particulier : elles constituent autant de manières d'aborder les différents aspects du fonctionnement de l'Etat dans la France moderne
La société policée politique et politesse en France du XVIe au XXe siècle by Robert Muchembled( Book )

13 editions published in 1998 in French and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Consacré aux racines de la spécificité française, cet ouvrage étudie, au travers des rapports entre politesse et politique, l'évolution de l'idée nationale. L'invention des codes de civilité est une invention politique, et c'est en analysant leurs relations parfois conflictuelles que l'auteur, cherche à définir ce qui constitue le lien social et fonde le contrat entre les citoyens
Magie et sorcellerie en Europe du Moyen Age à nos jours by Robert Muchembled( Book )

10 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in French and Czech and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le roi et la sorcière : l'Europe des bûchers, XVe-XVIIIe siècle by Robert Muchembled( Book )

6 editions published in 1993 in French and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sorcières : justice et société aux 16e et 17e siècles by Robert Muchembled( Book )

12 editions published in 1987 in French and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Société, cultures et genres de vie dans la France moderne : XVIe-XVIIIe siècle by Benoît Garnot( Book )

4 editions published between 1991 and 2005 in French and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les derniers bûchers : un village de Flandre et ses sorcières sous Louis XIV by Robert Muchembled( Book )

12 editions published in 1981 in French and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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A history of violence : from the end of the Middle Ages to the present
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A history of violence : from the end of the Middle Ages to the presentDamned : an illustrated history of the DevilOrgasm and the West : a history of pleasure from the sixteenth century to the presentCultural exchange in early modern EuropeLa violence au village : sociabilité et comportements populaires en Artois du XVe au XVIIe siècle
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Mišambled, Rober

Muchembled, R. 1944-

Muchembled, R. (Robert), 1944-

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Мюшембле, Робер 1944-

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뮈샹블레, 로베르

ミュシャンブレッド, ロベール

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