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French Historians and Romanticism : Thierry, Guizot, the Saint-Simonians, Quinet, Michelet - Ceri Crossley

French Historians and Romanticism

Thierry, Guizot, the Saint-Simonians, Quinet, Michelet

Hardcover Published: 1st July 1993
ISBN: 9780415021180
Number Of Pages: 296

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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.

Acknowledgementsp. iv
Abbreviationsp. v
Introduction: History and the Post-Revolutionary Contextp. 1
Augustin Thierry (1795-1856) and the Project of National Historyp. 45
Fran├žois Guizot (1787-1874) and Liberal History: The Concept of Civilisationp. 71
The Historical Vision of Saint-Simon (1760-1825) and the Saint-Simonians (1825-1832)p. 105
Edgar Quinet (1803-1875): History, Nature and Religionp. 139
Jules Michelet (1798-1874): History as Resurrectionp. 183
Conclusionp. 251
Notesp. 258
Bibliographyp. 270
Indexp. 281
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ISBN: 9780415021180
ISBN-10: 0415021189
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 296
Published: 1st July 1993
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.6
Edition Number: 1