Writing History

Marc Bloch, 'Pour une histoire comparée des sociétés européennes', Revue de synthèse historique (1928). ... 4 vols (Paris, 1983–6); Ibid., Lectures et lecteurs dans la France d'Ancien Régime (Paris, 1987); Ibid., Guglielmo Cavallo (eds) ...

Writing History

The third edition of Writing History provides students and teachers with a comprehensive overview of how the study of history is informed by a broader intellectual and analytical framework, exploring the emergence and development of history as a discipline and the major theoretical developments that have informed historical writing. Instead of focusing on theory, this book offers succinct explanations of key concepts that illuminate the study of history and practical writing, and demonstrates the ways they have informed practical work. This fully revised new edition comprehensively rewrites and updates original chapters but also includes new features such as: - new chapters on postcolonial, environmental and transnational history; - chapter introductions setting them within the context of historiography; - a new substantive introduction from the editors, providing a useful road-map for students; - an expanded glossary. In its new incarnation Writing History is, more than ever, an invaluable introduction to the central debates that have shaped history.

Bankruptcy and Debt Collection in Liberal Capitalism

“Travail, mobilité et légitimité: suppliques au roi dans une société d'Ancien Régime (Turin, XVIIIe siècle).” Annales HSS 65, no. ... Les cloches de la terre: paysage sonore et culture sensible dans les campagnes au XIXe siècle.

Bankruptcy and Debt Collection in Liberal Capitalism

Debt as a social relation at the intersection of history and anthropology in the precarious economies of nineteenth-century liberalism

The Transformation of Political Culture 1789 1848

L'Ancien régime russe a atteint sa maturité. La société civile, de plus en plus sûre d'elle-même, réclame de participer aux affaires. Bref, la révolution russe commence, comme elle a commencé en France au XVIII°"° siècle.

The Transformation of Political Culture 1789 1848

This third volume in a much praised series on The French Revolution and the Creation of Modern Political Culture examines the way in which the Revolution has been portrayed in European thought and its impact upon the development of political philosophy in the nineteenth century. Opening with the influence of Burke and other contemporaries of the Revolution and the ensuing debate over the question "Why the Terror?", this volume explores such diverse themes as the legacy of the Revolution on the political and social evolution of Germany, England, Italy and Russia; the crisis it brought about in the Catholic Church; and the difficulties encountered in determining the end of the Revolution. By showing that the upheaval in European politics and philosophy caused by the French Revolution continued to shape nations, peoples and thought, the texts brought together in this volume permit a better understanding of the event's extraordinary complexity.

Popular Culture in France

The Wolf and the Lamb : from the Old Regime to the Twentieth Century Jacques Beauroy, Marc Bertrand, Edward T. Gargan ... devenus problématiques et polémiques depuis une quinzaine d'années en France , il n'y a pas d'hésitation sensible ...

Popular Culture in France


Popular Culture

L'Ancien Régime avait déjà ses touristes . Et aujourd'hui , tous les citoyens des démocraties , en France comme ailleurs , participent à des degrés divers à ce type qui n'a rien d'idéal . Nous le portons tous en nous , au moins à l'état ...

Popular Culture


Nationalizing France s Army

Le patriote français: Journal libre, impartial et national: Par une Société de Citoyens, & dirigée par J. P. Brissot de Warville. ... “There Are No Slaves in France”: The Political Culture of Race and Slavery in the Ancien Régime.

Nationalizing France s Army

Before the French Revolution, tens of thousands of foreigners served in France’s army. They included troops from not only all parts of Europe but also places as far away as Madagascar, West Africa, and New York City. Beginning in 1789, the French revolutionaries, driven by a new political ideology that placed "the nation" at the center of sovereignty, began aggressively purging the army of men they did not consider French, even if those troops supported the new regime. Such efforts proved much more difficult than the revolutionaries anticipated, however, owing to both their need for soldiers as France waged war against much of the rest of Europe and the difficulty of defining nationality cleanly at the dawn of the modern era. Napoleon later faced the same conundrums as he vacillated between policies favoring and rejecting foreigners from his army. It was not until the Bourbon Restoration, when the modern French Foreign Legion appeared, that the French state established an enduring policy on the place of foreigners within its armed forces. By telling the story of France’s noncitizen soldiers—who included men born abroad as well as Jews and blacks whose citizenship rights were subject to contestation—Christopher Tozzi sheds new light on the roots of revolutionary France’s inability to integrate its national community despite the inclusionary promise of French republicanism. Drawing on a range of original, unpublished archival sources, Tozzi also highlights the linguistic, religious, cultural, and racial differences that France’s experiments with noncitizen soldiers introduced to eighteenth- and nineteenth-century French society. Winner of the Walker Cowen Memorial Prize for an Outstanding Work of Scholarship in Eighteenth-Century Studies

Spaces of Law and Custom

Paysage sonore et culture sensible dans les campagnes au XIXe siècle, Paris, Albin Michel. Gay, JC 2016, L'Homme et les limites, ... Moriceau, JM 1999, L'élevage sous l'Ancien Régime (XVIe-XVIIIe siècles), Paris, Sedes.

Spaces of Law and Custom

This collection brings together a carefully curated selection of researchers from law, sociology, anthropology, philosophy, history, social ontology and international relations, in order to examine how law and custom interact within specific material and spatial contexts. Normativity develops within these contexts, while also shaping them. This complex relationship exists within all physical places from traditional agrarian spaces to the modern shifting post-industrial workplace. The contributions gathered together in this volume explore numerous examples of such spaces from different disciplinary perspectives to interrogate the dynamic relationship between custom and law, and the material spaces they inhabit. While there are a dynamic series of conclusions regarding this relationship in different material realities, a common theme is pursued throughout: a proper understanding of law and custom stems from their material locatedness within the power dynamics of particular spaces, which, in turn, are reflexively shaped by that same normativity. The book thus generates an account of the locatedness of law and custom, and, indeed, of custom as a source of law. In this way, it provides a series of linked explorations of normative spaces, but, more fundamentally, it also furnishes a cross-disciplinary toolkit of concepts and critical tools for understanding law and custom, and their relationship. As the diversity of the contributors indicates, this book will be of great interest to legal theorists of different traditions, also legal historians and anthropologists, as well as sociologists, historians, geographers and developmental economists.

Crime Histoire et Soci t s 2001 1

l'Ancien Régime , alimentée par les thèses des philosophes et réformateurs du droit pénal , devient peu à peu sensible à ... d'une démarche historiographique consacrée dès lors que l'historien s'attache à l'étude de la culture pénale .

Crime  Histoire et Soci  t  s  2001 1


Spartan Kings and Statesmen in Montaigne s Essais

103 ON OLD AGE IN ANCIENT SPARTA was much more important than we have been led to believe. ... the sound that he made was lost amid a thousand others, yet he undoubtedly exercised over the spirit of his age a very sensible influence.

Spartan Kings and Statesmen in Montaigne s Essais

In his Essais, Michel Eyquem de Montaigne (1533-1592), father of modern scepticism and fervent supporter of the ‘philosophy of praxis’, seems to be the first modern thinker in the footsteps of Plato to recognize the existence of Spartan philosopher-kings and philosopher-statesmen. But Montaigne goes further: he sees Sparta as a city-state of philosopher-citizens, and he distinguishes between the Spartans’ philosophical virtue and their military valour: true courage is the work of prudence – a moral and an intellectual virtue -, and of wisdom, which is recognized and proved by its ‘practice’ through living examples, experiences in everyday religious, moral, social, and civic life, rational justification and moral standing of interlinked choices on virtue and evil, happiness and sadness, joy and pain, life and death. There is a dialectical relationship between theory and praxis, words and deeds, arts and arms. The same dialectical approach is taken by Montaigne whose ‘valiant philosophy’ has a particular purpose: to teach not to fear death. In these circumstances self-knowledge (or wisdom) takes the double significance of an intellectual investigation, and at the same time a training that brings victory not over enemies in the battlefield but over time and death.

Jenseits der Diskurse

Le phénomène fut sensible aux hommes du temps et l'Encyclopédie nota : « La plupart des nations ont à présent des académies ... Rien d'étonnant donc que cette forme majeure de la culture européenne de l'Ancien Régime ait suscité une ...

Jenseits der Diskurse

Enlightenment is discourse, and where it became historically influential, it is life-organizing practice. Diversity and coherence of enlightened practices were part of the organized operations of institutions that incorporated enlightened discourse. Enlightenment spawned and influenced institutions, and, from the perspective of practical orientation, Enlightenment lived within institutions. Contributions in this volume also address a spectrum of other subjects. They are presented in comparative perspective to enlightened institutions such as schools, libraries, and poor houses, from practical perspectives of everyday life such as politics, administration, education, religion, and literature, and of the geographical perspectives of France, the old German Reich, Italy, and Denmark. German text.

Imagining Contagion in Early Modern Europe

Cours au Collège de France. ... Hildesheimer, F. Le bureau de la santé de Marseille sous l'Ancien Régime: le renfermement de la contagion (Marseille: Fédération historique de Provence, 1980). ——. Fléaux et société: de la Grande Peste ...

Imagining Contagion in Early Modern Europe

The ideological underpinnings of early modern theories of contagion are dissected in this volume by an integrated team of literary scholars, cultural historians, historians of medicine and art historians. Even today, the spread of disease inspires moralizing discourse and the ostracism of groups thought responsible for contagion; the fear of illness and the desire to make sense of it are demonstrated in the current preoccupation with HIV, SARS, 'mad cow' disease, West Nile virus and avian flu, to cite but a few contemporary examples. Imagining Contagion in Early Modern Europe explores the nature of understanding when humanity is faced with threats to its well-being, if not to its very survival.

Gender and Voice in the French Novel 1730 1782

In Danielle Haase Dubosc and Eliane Viennot, eds, Femmes et pouvoir sous l'Ancien Régime, pp. 238¥53. ... and Culture in Early Modern Europe. ... Revue d'histoire littéraire de la France 82.4 (juillet¥août 1982): pp.

Gender and Voice in the French Novel  1730   1782

Analyzing four best-selling novels - by both women and men - written in the feminine voice, this book traces how the creation of women-centered salons and the emergence of a feminine poetic style engendered a new type of literature in eighteenth-century France. The author argues that writing in a female voice allowed writers of both sexes to break with classical notions of literature and style, so that they could create a modern sensibility that appealed to a larger reading public, and gave them scope to innovate with style and form. Wolfgang brings to light how the 'female voice' in literature came to embody the language of sociability, but also allowed writers to explore the domain of inter-subjectivity, while creating new bonds between writers and the reading public. Through examination of Marivaux's La Vie de Marianne, Graffigny's Lettres d'une Péruvienne, Riccoboni's Lettres de Mistriss Fanni Butlerd, and Laclos's Les Liaisons dangereuses, she shows that in France, this modern 'feminine' sensibility turned the least prestigious of literary genres - the novel - into the most compelling and innovative literary form of the eighteenth century. Emphasizing how the narratives analyzed here refashioned the French literary world through their linguistic innovation and expression of new forms of subjectivity, this study claims an important role for feminine-voice narratives in shaping the field of eighteenth-century literature.

French Politics Culture and Society

... au regard des dénonciations dont le féminisme fait régulièrement l'objet dans la société française . ... dont la France aurait été épargnée , grâce aux relations courtoises depuis l'Ancien Régime entre hommes et femmes .

French Politics  Culture and Society


Protocole Du Premier Congr s Juif Mondial Gen ve 8 15 Aout 1936

A letter from Henri Bérenger ( Sénateur , Ambassadeur de France , Délégué de la France à la Société des Nations ) ... Je suis particulièrement sensible aux termes élevés dans lesquels vous avez bien voulu apprécier mon initiative ...

Protocole Du Premier Congr  s Juif  Mondial  Gen  ve  8 15 Aout 1936


Gr try s Operas and the French Public

59 The case against Suard was made in R. Darnton, The Literary Underground of the Old Regime (Cambridge, MA, 1982), pp. ... See also G. Brown, A Field of Honor: Writers, Court Culture and Public Theater in French Literary Life from ...

Gr  try s Operas and the French Public

Why, in the dying days of the Napoleonic Empire, did half of Paris turn out for the funeral of a composer? The death of André-Ernest-Modeste Grétry in 1813 was one of the sensations of the age, setting off months of tear-stained commemorations, reminiscences and revivals of his work. To understand this singular event, this interdisciplinary study looks back to Grétry’s earliest encounters with the French public during the 1760s and 1770s, seeking the roots of his reputation in the reactions of his listeners. The result is not simply an exploration of the relationship between a musician and his audiences, but of developments in musical thought and discursive culture, and of the formation of public opinion over a period of intense social and political change. The core of Grétry’s appeal was his mastery of song. Distinctive, direct and memorable, his melodies were exported out of the opera house into every corner of French life, serving as folkloristic tokens of celebration and solidarity, longing and regret. Grétry’s attention to the subjectivity of his audiences had a profound effect on operatic culture, forging a new sense of democratic collaboration between composer and listener. This study provides a reassessment of Grétry’s work and musical thought, positioning him as a major figure who linked the culture of feeling and the culture of reason - and who paved the way for Romantic notions of spectatorial absorption and the power of music.

Forging Napoleon s Grande Arm e

Albert Babeau, La vie militaire sous l'ancien régime: Les soldats (Firmin-Didot, 1889), 116-35; André Corvisier, L'armée française de la fin du XVIIe siècle au ministère de Choiseul. Le soldat, 2 vols. (Presses universitaires de France, ...

Forging Napoleon s Grande Arm  e

Our consumer culture sets exacting standards and norms for what constitutes an ideal child. The tough realities of life often create children and child-bearing and rearing circumstances that are outside the ideal. How do women whose experiences don't match the norm cope and adapt? How do they make sense of it to themselves and to the world? In a rich series of ethnographic case studies, Transformative Motherhood intimately conveys the experiences of women in the United States who, in each case, have reproductive encounters that do not match up to these cultural standards. From women who choose to become surrogate, foster, or adoptive mothers, to others who give birth to children with disabilities or who have had a pregnancy loss, all creatively meet the challenges posed by their particular mothering experiences. It is often the language of giving and getting, so prominent in a consumer culture, that these women use to make sense of their situation. In the process, Transformative Motherhood redefines conventional understandings of motherhood, the mother/child relationship, and the role of biology and the law in determining what constitutes a family. Contributors: Rayna Rapp, Helena Ragone, Judith A. Modell, Danielle Wozniak, Gail Landsman, and Linda L. Layne.

The French Revolution and the Creation of Modern Political Culture The political culture of the old regime

... and Modern Political Culture (1988 : Paris, France), Conference on the Political Culture of the Old Regime, ... de la culture politique populaire en l'occurence paysanneaux deux derniers siècles de l'ancienne société entre le temps ...

The French Revolution and the Creation of Modern Political Culture  The political culture of the old regime

Hardbound. The first of four volumes of papers from a major international symposia commemorating the Bicentenary of the French Revolution which address the central dimensions of the Revolution as a political event. This volume investigates the nature of French political culture under the Old Regime and the processes by which revolutionary principles and practices were invented within the context of absolute monarchy.

Visions and Revisions of Eighteenth Century France

Dufourny , however , was unable to bring his views to public notice under the Old Regime , and found a public voice ... Petion , congratulated Dufourny on his comportment and noted " how sensible the society is of his zeal and of the ...

Visions and Revisions of Eighteenth Century France

This volume brings together eight essays (all but one previously unpublished) that offer innovative strategies for studying society and culture in eighteenth-century France. Divided into three sections, the chapters map out current research paths in social, cultural, and political history. The authors engage the most heated subjects of debate in the field today, including the changing nature of political life in the age of Enlightenment, the role of public opinion in undermining absolutism, and the impact of gender on social relationships and political language in the late eighteenth century. They demonstrate a marked interest in the lives of ordinary and humble French people, finding that exclusion from the main corridors of power fostered cunning and resourcefulness, not political indifference or ignorance. The articles encompass the Old Regime and the revolutionary era without falling into the teleological trap of using the former as the backdrop for the events of 1789. On the contrary, many of the authors consciously avoid this bias by investigating the Old Regime in its own right or by consciously linking the pre- and postrevolutionary eras. This decision alone marks an important turning of the tide. By establishing a dialogue between the Old Regime and the revolution, this volume implicitly pays homage to those historians who insist on the structural continuities that underlay the rupture of 1789. Contributors are Cissie Fairchilds, Christine Adams, Orest Ranum, Lisa Jane Graham, Harvey Chisick, John Garrigus, Lenard Berlanstein, and Jack Censer.

The Age of Watteau Chardin and Fragonard

Vorrevolulionare Wahrnebmung in Bibiern des ausgehenden Ancien Regime. Cologne and Vienna, 1990. ... Peintre et Directeur de {Academic de France a Rome, 1665-1757. Paris, 1975. ... "'Ce sexe est sur de nous trouver sensible.

The Age of Watteau  Chardin  and Fragonard

Leading scholars shed light on the development of genre painting in this heavily illustrated volume.

tudes Finno ougriennes

LES INTELLECTUELS ET LA CULTURE DOMINANTE L'identité communiste , cependant , n'aurait pu s'effriter à un tel degré en Finlande sans que se produisent simultanément des changements sensibles dans la ... Dans la France de l'Ancien Régime ...

  tudes Finno ougriennes