Historicising The French Revolution

Author: Carolina Armenteros
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443811572
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Three decades ago, François Furet famously announced that the French Revolution was over. Napoleon's armies ceased to march around Europe long ago, and Louis XVIII even returned to occupy the throne of his guillotined brother. And yet the Revolution’s memory continues to hold sway over imaginations and cultures around the world. This sway is felt particularly strongly by those who are interested in history: for the French Revolution not only altered the course of history radically, but became the fountainhead of historicism and the origin of the historical mentality. The sixteen essays collected in this volume investigate the Revolution’s intellectual and material legacies. From popular culture to education and politics, from France and Ireland to Poland and Turkey, from 1789 to the present day, leading historians expose, alongside graduate students, the myriad ways in which the Revolution changed humanity’s possible futures, its history, and the idea of history. They attest to how the Revolution has had a continuing global significance, and is still shaping the world today.

The Routledge Dictionary Of Cultural References In Modern French

Author: Michael Mould
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113682572X
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The Routledge Dictionary of Cultural References in Modern French reveals the hidden cultural dimension of contemporary French, as used in the press, going beyond the limited and purely lexical approach of traditional bilingual dictionaries. Even foreign learners of French who possess a good level of French often have difficulty in fully understanding French articles, not because of any linguistic shortcomings on their part but because of their inadequate knowledge of the cultural references. This cultural dictionary of French provides the reader with clear and concise explanations of the crucial cultural dimension behind the most frequently used words and phrases found in the contemporary French press. This vital background information, gathered here in this innovative and entertaining dictionary, will allow readers to go beyond a superficial understanding of the French press and the French language in general, to see the hidden yet implied cultural significance that is so transparent to the native speaker. Key features: a broad range of cultural references from the historical and literary to the popular and classical, with an in-depth analysis of punning mechanisms. over 3,000 cultural references explained a three-level indicator of frequency over 600 questions to test knowledge before and after reading. The Routledge Dictionary of Cultural References in Modern French is the ideal reference for all undergraduate and postgraduate students of French seeking to enhance their understanding of the French language. It will also be of interest to teachers, translators and Francophiles alike. French students in khâgne, Sciences-Po and schools of journalism will also find this valuable and relevant for their studies.

Human Rights In Crisis

Author: Geneviève Souillac
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 9780739112069
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Human Rights in Crisis uniquely documents recent ideas on democracy and human rights in the current French intellectual, social, and political context, arguing that the French emphasis on the interdependence between democracy and human rights as a tool for the critique and renewal of democracy is a valid contribution to the global debate on the political philosophy and the ethics of human rights. Centering on the work of four prominent, contemporary French political philosophers, Blandine Kriegel, Marcel Gauchet, Luc Ferry, and Etienne Balibar, Geneviève Souillac expertly examines the themes of contestation and reform that are the driving force in the French approach to democracy and human rights.


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Freedom Without Permission

Author: Frances S. Hasso
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 0822373726
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As the 2011 uprisings in North Africa reverberated across the Middle East, a diverse cross section of women and girls publicly disputed gender and sexual norms in novel, unauthorized, and often shocking ways. In a series of case studies ranging from Tunisia's 14 January Revolution to the Taksim Gezi Park protests in Istanbul, the contributors to Freedom without Permission reveal the centrality of the intersections between body, gender, sexuality, and space to these groundbreaking events. Essays include discussions of the blogs written by young women in Egypt, the Women2Drive campaign in Saudi Arabia, the reintegration of women into the public sphere in Yemen, the sexualization of female protesters encamped at Bahrain's Pearl Roundabout, and the embodied, performative, and artistic spaces of Morocco's 20 February Movement. Conceiving of revolution as affective, embodied, spatialized, and aesthetic forms of upheaval and transgression, the contributors show how women activists imagined, inhabited, and deployed new spatial arrangements that undermined the public-private divisions of spaces, bodies, and social relations, continuously transforming them through symbolic and embodied transgressions. Contributors. Lamia Benyoussef, Susanne Dahlgren, Karina Eileraas, Susana Galan, Banu Gökariksel, Frances S. Hasso, Sonali Pahwa, Zakia Salime

La France D Ancien R Gime

Author: François Cadilhon
Publisher: Presses Univ de Bordeaux
ISBN: 9782867813030
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La France d'Ancien Régime est certainement un monde complexe que l'on peut aborder de bien des façons et ce recueil propose de la découvrir avec plus de 130 documents qui, de 1483 à 1789, jalonnent une évolution chronologique. L'ouvrage, accessible à tous les publics soucieux de revisiter l'histoire de France, a été spécialement conçu pour les étudiants des premiers cycles universitaires et des classes préparatoires, tenus de maîtriser les techniques d'explication des textes, des graphiques, des cartes ou même des œuvres d'art trop souvent laissées sur le bas-côté de cursus qui se veulent de plus en plus pluridisciplinaires.

La France Vue D Irlande

Author: Pierre Ranger
Publisher: PU Rennes
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L'Irlande, une île à la périphérie de l'Europe, une île de "saints et de clercs", une île dont le mythe national et le récit d'indépendance s'écrivent de "glorieuses défaites", dont tout ou presque, histoire et culture, semblent être une affaire anglo-irlandaise. La France y paraît bien lointaine. Une force diffuse, profonde, difficile à calibrer, rapproche pourtant les deux pays. C'est celle d'un mythe, le "mythe français". Construit par l'image d'une France révolutionnaire, républicaine, ennemie de l'Angleterre, alliée de l'Irlande et des nations opprimées, inspiré par l'épopée des brigades irlandaises et par celle de quelques soldats français débarqués en 1798 pour soutenir la cause des Irlandais Unis, le "mythe français" s'ancre dans un réel hypothétique, et ce tout au long du XIXe siècle. Au coeur des quatre décennies qui précèdent l'indépendance du pays, il continue d'inspirer les revendications nationales, influençant la définition que les nationalistes irlandais se font d'eux-mêmes et de l'Irlande. C'est l'approche que nous propose Pierre Ranger de l'histoire irlandaise. Volontairement tournée vers l'Europe plutôt que l'Angleterre, elle renouvelle la connaissance que nous avons de la vie politique et culturelle irlandaise au tournant du XXe siècle.