France and the Cult of the Sacred Heart by Raymond A. Jonas
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France and the Cult of the Sacred Heart
By Raymond A. Jonas

France and the Cult of the Sacred Heart

An Epic Tale for Modern Times

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France and the Cult of the Sacred Heart by Raymond A. Jonas

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In a richly layered and beautifully illustrated narrative, Raymond Jonas tells the fascinating and surprisingly little-known story of the Sacre-Coeur, or Sacred Heart. The highest point in Paris and a celebrated tourist destination, the white-domed basilica of Sacre-Coeur on Montmartre is a key monument both to French Catholicism and to French national identity. Jonas masterfully reconstructs the history of the devotion responsible for the basilica, beginning with the apparition of the Sacred Heart to Marguerite Marie Alacoque in the seventeenth century, through the French Revolution and its aftermath, to the construction of the monumental church that has loomed over Paris since the end of the nineteenth century. Jonas focuses on key moments in the development of the cult: the founding apparition, its invocation during the plague of Marseilles, its adaptation as a royalist symbol during the French Revolution, and its elevation to a central position in Catholic devotional and political life in the crisis surrounding the Franco-Prussian War. He draws on a wealth of archival sources to produce a learned yet accessible narrative that encompasses a remarkable sweep of French politics, history, architecture, and art.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780520221369
ISBN-10: 0520221362
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 152mm x 28mm)
Pages: 323
Imprint: University of California Press
Publisher: University of California Press
Publish Date: 20-Sep-2000
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Raymond A. Jonas

Raymond Jonas, Professor of History at the University of Washington, is the author of France and the Cult of the Sacred Heart: An Epic Tale for Modern Times (California, 2000), Industry and Politics in Rural France: Peasants of the Isere, 1870-1914 (1994), and Le Sacre-Coeur; histoire d'une devotion du XVIe au XXe siecle (2004).

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