Realms of Memory: Traditions

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Pierre Nora, Lawrence D. Kritzman
Columbia University Press, 1996 - History - 591 pages
This text is the second of three volumes looking at the history of France. This volume examines how and why events and figures become part of a people's collective memory. It emphasizes the shared aspects of French history and cultural instrumental in the development of a national identity. It includes 14 essays on subjects ranging from Proust's Remembrance of Things Past to the Tour de France.
 

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Contents

The Land Armand Frémont
3
The Cathedral André Vauchez
37
The Court Jacques Revel
71
BOOKS
123
The Little Red Book of the Republic Jacques and Mona Ozouf
125
Lavisse The Nations Teacher Pierre Nora
151
Vidal de La Blaches Geography of France JeanYves Guiomar
187
Marcel Prousts Remembrance of Things Past Antoine Compagnon
211
Monuments to the Dead Antoine Prost
307
The Good Soldier Chauvin Gérard de Puymège
333
Street Names Daniel Milo
363
The Pulpit the Rostrum and the Bar Jean Starobinski
391
Gastronomy Pascal Ory
443
The Tour de France Georges Vigarello
469
Notes
501
Index of Names
557

SINGULARITIES
247
La Coupole Marc Fumaroli
249

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Lawrence Kritzman is the Pat and John Rosenwald Research Professor in the Arts and Sciences and Professor of French and Comparative Literature at Dartmouth. He is the series editor of our European Perspectives series and the editor of Politics, Philosophy, Culture: Interviews and Other Writings, 1977-1984 by Michel Foucault (Routledge, 1990). His publications include: The Rhetoric of Sexuality and the Literature of the French Renaissance (Cambridge, 1991), Auschwitz and After: Race, Culture, and "the Jewish Question" in France (Routledge, 1994), and several monographs published in French (French Forum Publishers).