Realms of Memory: Traditions

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Pierre Nora, Lawrence D. Kritzman
Columbia University Press, 1997 - History - 591 pages
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Archives, monuments, celebrations:there are not merely the recollections of memory but also the foundations of history. Symbols, the third and final volume in Pierre Nora's monumental Realms of Memory, includes groundbreaking discussions of the emblems of France's past by some of the nation's most distinguished intellectuals. The seventeen essays in this book consider such diverse "sites" of memory as the figures of Joan D'Arc and Decartes, the national motto of "Liberty, Equality, Fraternity", the tricolor flag and the French language itself. Pierre Nora's closing essay on commemoration provides a culminating overview of the series. Offering a new approach on history, culture, French studies and the studies of symbols, Realms of Memory reveals how the myriad meanings we attach to places and events constitute our sense of history.

  

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Contents

The Land Armand Fremont
3
The Cathedral Andre Vauche
37
in The Court Jacques Revel
71
Lavisse The Nations Teacher Pierre Nora
151
Vidal de La Blaches Geography of France JeanYves Guiomar
187
vn Marcel Prousts Remembrance of Things Pust Antoine Compagnon
211
vin La Coupole Marc Fumaroli
249
Monuments to the Dead Antoine Prost
307
Street Names DanielMifa
363
xn The Pulpit the Rostrum and the Ear Jean Starohinski
391
Gastronomy Pascal Ory
443
The Tour de France Georges Vigarello
469
Notes
501
Index of Names
557
Index of Subjects
569
Copyright

The Good Soldier Chauvin Gerard de Puymege
333

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About the author (1997)

Pierre Nora is Editorial Director of Editions Gallimand. He is editor of the journal Le Debat and is Directeur D'Etudes at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris.