The French Revolution problematized the relation to the past, while at the same time setting th agenda for modern political culture. "French Historians and Romanticism" examines the ways in which the past was rediscovered, retrieved and re-presented in post-revolutionary France, concentrating upon the Restoration and the July Monarchy, the period which witnessed the promotion of history as a grand discourse of legitimation.
The book situates the Romantic historical project in relation to broader debates concerning individualism, authority, violence, community and nationhood, and showing the nineteenth century was about power as well as knowledge. It will be of interest to readers in French culture, history and European intellectual history.
|Introduction: History and the Post-Revolutionary Context||p. 1|
|Augustin Thierry (1795-1856) and the Project of National History||p. 45|
|François Guizot (1787-1874) and Liberal History: The Concept of Civilisation||p. 71|
|The Historical Vision of Saint-Simon (1760-1825) and the Saint-Simonians (1825-1832)||p. 105|
|Edgar Quinet (1803-1875): History, Nature and Religion||p. 139|
|Jules Michelet (1798-1874): History as Resurrection||p. 183|
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Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 296
Published: 28th July 1993
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.8 x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.54