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Revolution as Martyrdom

Jay Bergman

in The French Revolutionary Tradition in Russian and Soviet Politics, Political Thought, and Culture

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780198842705
eISBN:
9780191878619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198842705.003.0015
Subject:
History, Political History, Cultural History

For all its early promise, and despite the heroism of its supporters, the Paris Commune, in the end, was a failure. But the Bolsheviks valued it precisely for that reason; the mistakes it made could ... More


August–September 1792: Invasion and Massacre

Siân Reynolds

in Marriage and Revolution: Monsieur and Madame Roland

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199560424
eISBN:
9780191741814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560424.003.0022
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Cultural History

The ministers cooperate over emergency measures, but invasion fears trigger the September massacres in Paris: impromptu trials and brutal executions of many prisoners, including clerics or common law ... More


The Paris Commune of 1871 and the Communards

Martin Breaugh

in The Plebeian Experience: A Discontinuous History of Political Freedom

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231156189
eISBN:
9780231520812
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231156189.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter analyzes the political experience in Paris in 1871, focusing on a series of political forms that contributed to the advent or the historical deployment of the Commune. Through a host of ... More


Revolutionary Preoccupations: Or, Transatlantic Feeling in a Radical Sense

J. Michelle Coghlan

in Sensational Internationalism: The Paris Commune and the Remapping of American Memory in the Long Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781474411202
eISBN:
9781474426800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474411202.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

Chronicling the Commune’s returns across a surprisingly vast and visually striking archive of periodical poems and illustrations, panoramic spectacles, children’s adventure fiction, popular and ... More


Commemorating Trauma: The Paris Commune and Its Cultural Aftermath

Peter Starr

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823226030
eISBN:
9780823240920
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823226030.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Nothing says more about a culture than the way it responds to deeply traumatic events. The Reign of Terror, America's Civil War, the Holocaust, Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the Kennedy assassination, ... More


‘La légende de L'Histoire’: Bernard Noel's Captions for Photography of the Paris Commune

in Photo-texts: Contemporary French Writing of the Photographic Image

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846310522
eISBN:
9781846316128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846310522.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

In 1995, the French media suddenly began to look less reliable, objective or fair in reporting social (and increasingly political) crisis. These thoughts probably inspired the radical poet and ... More


Subversive and Revolutionary Funerals 1800–1870

Avner Ben-Amos

in Funerals, Politics, and Memory in Modern France, 1789–1996

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203285
eISBN:
9780191675836
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203285.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The end of the revolutionary decade opened a period during which the freedom of expression of the republican opposition was severely curtailed. The hostility of the authorities toward public ... More


Radical Calendars: The Commune Rising in Postbellum Internationalism

J. Michelle Coghlan

in Sensational Internationalism: The Paris Commune and the Remapping of American Memory in the Long Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781474411202
eISBN:
9781474426800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474411202.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter uncovers the spectacular afterlife of the Commune as the cornerstone of radical internationalism as a lived practice in the postbellum moment. Tracing the ways annual festivals and ... More


Bismarck, Liberalism, and Socialism

Marc Mulholland

in Bourgeois Liberty and the Politics of Fear: From Absolutism to Neo-Conservatism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199653577
eISBN:
9780191744594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199653577.003.0007
Subject:
History, World Modern History, History of Ideas

The constitutional struggle between crown-executive and liberal parliament in Prussia, 1860-c.1866, catalysed by the army question, is defined as a form of abortive bourgeois revolution stymied by ... More


Fragmenting Forms

Robin Wagner-Pacifici

in What Is an Event?

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226439648
eISBN:
9780226439815
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226439815.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

In this chapter, uncertain or confused events are considered via an analysis of their unresolved or fragmented forms and flows. The Paris Commune is an exemplar of an incoherent event in which the ... More


Reason in Revolt

Laure Murat

in The Man Who Thought He Was Napoleon: Toward a Political History of Madness

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780226025735
eISBN:
9780226025872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226025872.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

The last chapter investigates the period of the Paris Commune (March 18 to May 28, 1871) or the Fourth French Revolution, when a socialist government briefly ruled Paris in the wake of the ... More


The Filmic Commune

Peter Starr

in Commemorating Trauma: The Paris Commune and Its Cultural Aftermath

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823226030
eISBN:
9780823240920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823226030.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

The author's aim in this chapter is to examine the afterlife of this complex articulation of confusion, melancholy, and futurity in what are arguably the two most notable films in a surprisingly thin ... More


The Communards: A Political Bond of Association

Martin Breaugh

in The Plebeian Experience: A Discontinuous History of Political Freedom

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231156189
eISBN:
9780231520812
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231156189.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter focuses on the human bond of the Communards. It begins by reviewing the sequence of events leading to the establishment of “Paris libre 1871.”. This review is necessary because the ... More


1871: The Institutions of Insurgent Universality

Massimiliano Tomba

in Insurgent Universality: An Alternative Legacy of Modernity

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190883089
eISBN:
9780190883119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190883089.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Democratization

The third chapter discusses the Paris Commune and the way it prompts us to think about politics beyond a horizon that often assumes to be immutable representative democracy and the principle of ... More


Introduction The Commune and the Right to Confusion

Peter Starr

in Commemorating Trauma: The Paris Commune and Its Cultural Aftermath

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823226030
eISBN:
9780823240920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823226030.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

The principal aim of this book is to examine the function of confusion in a body of French fiction defined by that historical moment which includes the Franco-Prussian War, the Paris Commune, and the ... More


Sensational Internationalism: The Paris Commune and the Remapping of American Memory in the Long Nineteenth Century

J. Michelle Coghlan

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781474411202
eISBN:
9781474426800
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474411202.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

In refocusing attention on the Paris Commune as a key event in American political and cultural memory, Sensational Internationalism radically changes our understanding of the relationship between ... More


(Conclusion) Other Bodies: Rimbaud, Verlaine, and L’Idole—Le Sonnet du trou du cul

Robert St. Clair

in Poetry, Politics, and the Body in Rimbaud: Lyrical Material

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198826583
eISBN:
9780191866982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198826583.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Focusing on Rimbaud’s artistic activity in the Cercle zutique in the autumn of 1871, Chapter 5 proposes that we think of parody as a form of dialogical poetic critique, an artistic practice ... More


(Diagnostic) Impoverished Bodies: “Les Effarés” and the Misery of the Nineteenth-Century Lyric

Robert St. Clair

in Poetry, Politics, and the Body in Rimbaud: Lyrical Material

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198826583
eISBN:
9780191866982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198826583.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Rimbaud’s “Impoverished Bodies” ask us to grapple with a core question: “what does poverty tell us about the body, and what does it do to its relations to other bodies?” Here, we scrutinize the ... More


Science and Confusion: Flaubert's Temptation

Peter Starr

in Commemorating Trauma: The Paris Commune and Its Cultural Aftermath

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823226030
eISBN:
9780823240920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823226030.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

The first part of this chapter explores Flaubert's debt to natural history and his reinscription of contemporary vitalist biology. The second part examines the specifically melancholy cast of the ... More


Beyond Tocqueville’s Myth: Rethinking the Model of the American State

Stephen W. Sawyer

in Boundaries of the State In Us History

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226277646
eISBN:
9780226277813
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226277813.003.0002
Subject:
History, Political History

It is striking the extent to which Tocqueville's vision of US politics has trumped all other visions of the American state abroad during this formative period. This essay is part of a broader attempt ... More


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