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

Synopsis

The French Revolution had a profound influence on perceptions of the past as well as setting the agenda for modern political culture. This book examines the ways in which the past was rediscovered, retrieved and represented 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.

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Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 1993