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 After the Revolution: Catholicism in France before Thérèse

Thomas R. Nevin

in Thérèse of Lisieux: God's Gentle Warrior

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195307214
eISBN:
9780199785032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195307216.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Chateaubriand, Lamennais, and Renan all figured centrally in any chronicle of 19th-century French Catholicism, while Thérèse Martin, the Little Flower, Saint Thérèse of Lisieux kept a marginal ... More


Epilogue

Alan Schom

in One Hundred Days: Napoleon's Road to Waterloo

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195081770
eISBN:
9780199854400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195081770.003.0014
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter examines the exile of Napoleon Bonaparte to Saint Helena. It suggests that Napoleon's arrival at Saint Helena on October 15, 1815, seemed to intensify the mystery of the man himself. ... More


Autobiographical Incidents

Michael Sheringham

in French Autobiography: Devices and Desires: Rousseau to Perec

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198158431
eISBN:
9780191673306
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198158431.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Incidents are common in autobiographies, but they may vary in significance. Some may play only a supporting role, while others may bring the full sense of one's account of life. Incidents may also ... More


Rome and Its Romantic Significance

Jerome J. McGann

in The Beauty of Inflections: Literary Investigations in Historical Method and Theory

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198117506
eISBN:
9780191670961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117506.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The picture of a Rome dominated by ruins and monuments but deserted of people is typically Romantic, and is often delivered to the reader or viewer under that most explicit of Romantic signs, the ... More


French Romantic Travel Writing: Chateaubriand to Nerval

C. W. Thompson

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199233540
eISBN:
9780191730948
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199233540.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Most leading French authors wrote travel books in the first half of the nineteenth century. This book is the first study exclusively devoted to surveying the Romantic travelogues they produced and ... More


Tutelary Figures from Malesherbes to Chateaubriand

Lucien Jaume

in Tocqueville: The Aristocratic Sources of Liberty

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691152042
eISBN:
9781400846726
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691152042.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The preceding discussions of Tocqueville's social and intellectual milieu show that his attitude toward that milieu was compounded by allegiance alloyed with dissidence. This chapter looks more ... More


Enacting History and Patriotic Myth: Aeschylus’ Persians on the Eve of the Greek War of Independence

GondaVan Steen

in Cultural Responses to the Persian Wars: Antiquity to the Third Millennium

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199279678
eISBN:
9780191707261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279678.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines the account written by the Comte de Marcellus, a French diplomat in Constantinople, of a reading of Aeschylus' Persians, in ancient Greek, that took place at a literary evening ... More


The Birth of a Fashion (1): Empire and Exile

C. W. Thompson

in French Romantic Travel Writing: Chateaubriand to Nerval

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199233540
eISBN:
9780191730948
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199233540.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

The chapter analyses the fashion emerging after 1800 for French authors to travel and publish travelogues thanks in part to Chateaubriand's promotion of himself as a voyageur, reinforced by Staël's ... More


Nature, Science, Vision

C. W. Thompson

in French Romantic Travel Writing: Chateaubriand to Nerval

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199233540
eISBN:
9780191730948
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199233540.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

In addition to the few more practical travelogues analysed in the previous chapter, four ambitious works show the genre aiming to substantially enrich readers’ understanding of the world, works that ... More


Religion, Enlightenment, and Reaction

Jeremy Jennings

in Revolution and the Republic: A History of Political Thought in France since the Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780198203131
eISBN:
9780191728587
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203131.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Political History

This chapter begins by examining the place of religion in pre-1789 France and the controversy surrounding the Catholic Church during the Revolution itself. Having dismissed the idea that Catholicism ... More


Popular Views of the Savage

Ter Ellingson

in The Myth of the Noble Savage

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520222687
eISBN:
9780520925922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520222687.003.0012
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

The existence of extensive scholarship on the Noble Savage in literary fiction allows one to see how problematic the concept is. On the one hand, it would be surprising if the writers of a “romantic” ... More


The Amorous Restoration: Love, Sex, and Politics in Early Nineteenth-Century France

Andrew J. Counter

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780198785996
eISBN:
9780191827709
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198785996.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, European Literature

When Louis XVIII returned to the throne in 1814, and again in 1815, France embarked upon a period of uneasy cohabitation between the old and the new. The writers of the age, who included ... More


Unacknowledged Legislators: The Poet as Lawgiver in Post-Revolutionary France

Roger Pearson

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198754473
eISBN:
9780191816130
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198754473.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Poetry

Whereas the Romantic figure of the poet-prophet is now habitually dismissed as a cliché, this book focuses on the role of the poet as lawgiver and shows how pervasive and complex this conception of ... More


A Theater of Enchantment

Tili Boon Cuillé

in Divining Nature: Aesthetics of Enchantment in Enlightenment France

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781503613362
eISBN:
9781503614178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503613362.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

The epilogue considers E.T.A. Hoffmann and François-René de Chateaubriand’s retrospective reflections on the marvelous in art and nature. Evidence that the marvelous survived the century can be found ... More


The Sublimity of the Jewish Type: Balzac’s Belle Juive as Virgin Magdalene aux Camélias

Judith Lewin

in Jewishness: Expression, Identity and Representation

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113454
eISBN:
9781800340336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113454.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter studies the Jewish female character in French literature. The Jewish woman's difference from feminized Jewish men and marriageable Christian women is not enough to delineate her ... More


Nightwatch: Terror and Time

Marie-Hélène Huet

in The Culture of Disaster

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226358215
eISBN:
9780226358239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226358239.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter begins by presenting how bottles containing sealed messages were used in scientific experiments to determine the direction of sea currents. In Clement's grave, the message sealed in a ... More


The Politics of Mortality

Marie-Hélène Huet

in The Culture of Disaster

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226358215
eISBN:
9780226358239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226358239.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter focuses on the twenty-sixth book of Chateaubriand's Memoires d'outre-tombe, particularly his recounting of his arrival at the French Embassy in Berlin in 1821. His arrival led to a ... More


Napoleon Effects in Literature

Robert Morrissey

in The Economy of Glory: From Ancien Regime France to the Fall of Napoleon

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226924588
eISBN:
9780226924595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226924595.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The Mémorial de Sainte-Hélène allows Napoleon to speak, as will Chateaubriand, from “beyond the tomb.” His death is that of a modern hero and its obscure glory is that of everyman. Napoleon’s epic ... More


Trembling in Time: Silence and Meaning between Barthes, Chateaubriand, and Rancé

Mette Birkedal Brunn

in On Religion and Memory

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780823251629
eISBN:
9780823252961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251629.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter traces relations between Barthes's “La voyageuse de nuit” (1965), the object of this essay: Chateaubriand's Vie de Rancé (1844), and Chateaubriand's biographical protagonist, the ... More


Heirs of the Martyrs

Ian Wood

in The Modern Origins of the Early Middle Ages

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199650484
eISBN:
9780191747861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199650484.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

Alongside these social and political readings of the period from the fourth to the seventh century there was also a religious one. The religious reaction to the Ancien Régime and the French ... More


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