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Mettray: A History of France's Most Venerated Carceral Institution

Stephen A. Toth

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501740183
eISBN:
9781501740190
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501740183.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The Mettray Penal Colony was a private reformatory without walls, established in France in 1840 for the rehabilitation of young male delinquents. Foucault linked its opening to the most significant ... More


Sartre in Middlesex, De Beauvoir in Oxford: The Contribution of the ASMCF to the Study of France

Máire Fedelma Cross

in French Studies in and for the Twenty-first Century

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846316555
eISBN:
9781846316692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846316692.024
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

The Association for the Study of Modern and Contemporary France (ASMCF) seeks to promote knowledge of France mainly, but not exclusively, through the area studies approach, which is broadly the study ... More


Assimilation and Cultural Exchange in Modern Jewish History

Maud Mandel

in Rethinking European Jewish History

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113560
eISBN:
9781800342651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113560.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter considers that the term 'assimilation' requires nuanced appreciation among those who have condemned the secularizing acculturation and integration of Jews into Western societies. It ... More


By Sword and Plow: France and the Conquest of Algeria

Jennifer E. Sessions

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449758
eISBN:
9780801454479
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449758.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

In 1830, with France's colonial empire in ruins, Charles X ordered his army to invade Ottoman Algiers. Victory did not salvage his regime from revolution, but it began the French conquest of Algeria, ... More


Making Money in Sixteenth-Century France: Currency, Culture, and the State

Jotham Parsons

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451591
eISBN:
9780801454981
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451591.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Coinage and currency—abstract and socially created units of value and power—were basic to early modern society. By controlling money, the people sought to understand and control their complex, ... More


“Civil in any Country, if They Are So in the Fashion of France”: Nonverbal Communication, Civility, and the Language of Signs in Early Modern France

Céline Carayon

in Eloquence Embodied: Nonverbal Communication among French and Indigenous Peoples in the Americas

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781469652627
eISBN:
9781469652641
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469652627.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

As the 1550 Royal Entry in Rouen described in the opening of this chapter reveals, Renaissance and Early Modern France was home to a deeply ceremonial culture in which political and social rituals ... More


An Errant Eye: Poetry and Topography in Early Modern France

Tom Conley

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816669646
eISBN:
9781452946573
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816669646.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book studies how topography, the art of describing local space and place, developed literary and visual form in early modern France. Arguing for a “new poetics of space” ranging throughout ... More


Introduction

in Less Rightly Said: Scandals and Readers in Sixteenth-Century France

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804762922
eISBN:
9780804773546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804762922.003.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter describes the main topics of the book and provides background on the literature of vituperation and early modern scandals. Verbal violence can appeal to readers in printed books. The ... More


Tales From the Long Twelfth Century: The Rise and Fall of the Angevin Empire

Richard Huscroft

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780300187250
eISBN:
9780300187281
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300187250.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This book tells the story of England's great medieval Angevin dynasty in an entirely new way. Departing from the usual king-centric narrative, each chapter centers on the experiences of a particular ... More


Feudalism, Venality, and Revolution: Provincial Assemblies in Late-Old Regime France

Stephen Miller

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781526148377
eISBN:
9781526158352
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526148384
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Feudalism, venality, and revolution is about the political and social order revealed by the monarchy’s most ambitious effort to reform its institutions, the introduction of participatory assemblies ... More


Reason of State(s) and Reasons of Church: The Case of Honoré Fabri

Stefania Tutino

in Uncertainty in Post-Reformation Catholicism: A History of Probabilism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780190694098
eISBN:
9780190694128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190694098.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter uses the case of the French Jesuit natural philosopher and moral theologian Honoré Fabri as a lens through which we can analyze the polemical, political, ecclesiological, and theological ... More


Death and Tenses: Posthumous Presence in Early Modern France

Neil Kenny

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780198754039
eISBN:
9780191815782
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198754039.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

In what tense should we refer to the dead? The question has long been asked, from Cicero to Julian Barnes. Answering it is partly a matter of grammar and stylistic convention. But the hesitation, ... More


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