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The Rediscovery of the Renaissance Michelet and Quinet

J. B. BULLEN

in The Myth of the Renaissance in Nineteenth-Century Writing

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198128885
eISBN:
9780191671722
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198128885.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

When in 1855 Jules Michelet opened his seventh volume of the Histoire de France, Renaissance, he was determined to show that the Renaissance was a triumphant moment in the progressive evolution of ... More


Universalism, the Nation, and Defeat

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/9780198203131.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Political History

This chapter begins with an account of the manner in which France established her borders prior to 1789 and how the concept of the nation came to be understood. It next examines the universalism ... More


Laicity: Architects and Interpreters

in Intellectuals, Culture and Public Policy in France: Approaches from the Left

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846312458
eISBN:
9781846316081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846312458.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter discusses the emergence of laicity as a central policy issue in France during the Fifth Republic. It also looks at the prominent intellectuals who played a role in this process: ... More


Introduction: Approaching the Aftermath of the Terror

Ronen Steinberg (ed.)

in The Afterlives of the Terror: Facing the Legacies of Mass Violence in Postrevolutionary France

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781501739248
eISBN:
9781501739255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501739248.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The introductory chapter opens up the question of how to approach the aftermath of the Terror. Most of revolutionary historiography is focused on the origins of the event, not on its aftermath. This ... More


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