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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


. The New World: Fable, Romance, History

Arthur Kaledin

in Tocqueville and His America: A Darker Horizon

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300119312
eISBN:
9780300176209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300119312.003.0019
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Europeans, especially the French, had long been fascinated with the New World, the magical place where dreams of abundance, freedom, and the recovery of moral purity might be attained. It is ... More


Religious Wandering in French Romantic Culture

Thomas Kselman

in Conscience and Conversion: Religious Liberty in Post-Revolutionary France

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780300226133
eISBN:
9780300235647
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300226133.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter presents the “wandering Jew” as a symbol that captures the significance of religious choice in French culture during the Romantic era (1800-1848). It relates the surge of interest in the ... 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


Adolescence

Richard Bolster

in Marie d`Agoult: The Rebel Countess

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300082463
eISBN:
9780300137682
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300082463.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter looks at the time of the adolescence of Marie d'Agoult. It discusses the relocation of d'Agoult's family back to Frankfurt in November 1820 and her experiences of life in the city. It ... More


Is Collective Memory a Figment of the Imagination? The Scope of Memory in the Public Sphere

Jeffrey Andrew Barash

in Collective Memory and the Historical Past

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226399157
eISBN:
9780226399294
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226399294.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, General

During previous decades, it has become increasingly common to refer to memory as a source not only of personal identity or of that of small groups, but also of vast collectivities. In the context of ... More


A Tree Neither Genealogical Nor Botanical

Francesco Orlando

in Obsolete Objects in the Literary Imagination: Ruins, Relics, Rarities, Rubbish, Uninhabited Places, and Hidden Treasures

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300108088
eISBN:
9780300138214
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300108088.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter's purpose is the construction of a “semantic tree” through which the letters and texts written by Servius Sulpicius Rufus, the Roman governor of Greece in 45 bc are examined and studied. ... More


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