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The body politic : corporeal metaphor in revolutionary France, 1770-1800

Author: Antoine de Baecque
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 1997.
Series: Mestizo spaces.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is a history of the French Revolution told through the study of images of the body as they appeared in the popular literature of the time, showing how these images were at the very center of the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Art and the revolution
Named Person: Louis, King of France; Louis, roi de France
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Antoine de Baecque
ISBN: 0804728151 9780804728157 0804728178 9780804728171
OCLC Number: 35701188
Language Note: Translated from the French.
Description: xvi, 363 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Notes; Introduction: the body of history; Part I. The State-Body: Metaphor of the Transition of Sovereignty: 1. The defeat of the body of the king: essay on the impotence of Louis XVI; 2. Sieyes, doctor of the body politic: the metaphor of the great body of the citizens; Part II. The Narrative Body, or History in Fiction: 3. Regeneration: the marvellous body, or the body raised upright of the new revolutionary man; 4. The monsters of a fantastic aristocracy, or how the Revolution embodies its horrors; 5. David, or the struggle of bodies; Part III. The Body as Spectacle: The Flesh of Political Ceremony: 6. The great spectacle of transparency: public denunciation and the classification of appearances; 7. The bodies of the political carnival; 8. The offertory of the martyrs: the wounded body of the Revolution; Conclusion: a few bodies to e nd (the Revolution); Notes; Index.
Series Title: Mestizo spaces.
Other Titles: Corps de l'histoire.
Responsibility: Antoine de Baecque ; translated by Charlotte Mandell.
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