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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:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats

Drawing on some 2,000 sources, this is a remarkable history of the French Revolution told through the study of images of the body as they appeared in the popular literature of the time.

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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
Language Note: Translated from the French.
OCLC Number: 35701188
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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