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The past in French history

Author: Robert Gildea
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, 1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text considers the nature of French history and the awareness of its influence, surveying the ways that various political communities in France during the past two centuries have used different versions of the past in order to define their identities and legitimize their goals.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Gildea
ISBN: 0300057997 9780300057997 9780300067118 0300067119
OCLC Number: 28709033
Description: xiv, 418 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Writing French History --
Ch. 1. Revolution. A Question of Commemoration. Revolution and Ambivalence. The Vendee of Memory. Liberalism and Revolution. Practising the Republic. Socialism and Revolution. Communism and Revolution --
Ch. 2. Bonapartism. Shaping the Bonapartist Myth. Defusing the Bonapartist Myth. The Cults of Napoleon --
Ch. 3. Grandeur. Constructing Greatness. The Soldiers of the Year II. Joan of Arc --
Ch. 4. Regionalism. The Struggle for Republican Federalism. Defining the Region --
Ch. 5. Catholicism. Revolution and Catholicism. Catholicism and Revolution. Protestantism and Revolution --
Ch. 6. Anarchism. The First International. The Battle with Socialism. The Battle with Communism. 1968 --
Ch. 7. Bridging the Revolution? The Popular Monarchy. Anti-Semitism. National Syndicalism. National Socialism. The New Right.
Responsibility: Robert Gildea.

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