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Vestiges of the colonial empire in France : monuments, museums, and colonial memories

Author: Robert Aldrich
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This study examines sites in Paris and the provinces from old statues of colonial worthies to a new memorial to soldiers killed in Algeria. It argues that monuments and museums, initially intended to mark the country with colonialist fervour, now testify to ambivalent French views of colonialism and show painful sometimes reluctant and often ambiguous attempts to come to terms with the colonial past. Vestiges of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Aldrich
ISBN: 1403933707 9781403933706
OCLC Number: 60595906
Description: ix, 383 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: sites of colonial memory --
1. The colonies in Paris --
2. The colonies in the provinces --
3. Colonial war memorials --
4. Of men and monuments --
5. The colonies in museums --
6. The colonial legacy of non-western art in French museums --
7. Temporary exhibitions : changing perspectives --
Conclusion : the future of the colonial past.
Responsibility: Robert Aldrich.
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This book offers the first comprehensive study of 'sites of memory' in France connected to the history of French imperialism and colonialism, and the ways that the French have remembered or forgotten  Read more...

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