Realms of Memory
The Construction of the French Past Traditions v. 2
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Realms of Memory by Pierre Nora
Book DescriptionArchives, monuments, celebrations:there are not merely the recollections of memory but also the foundations of history. Symbols, the third and final volume in Pierre Nora's monumental Realms of Memory, includes groundbreaking discussions of the emblems of France's past by some of the nation's most distinguished intellectuals. The seventeen essays in this book consider such diverse "sites" of memory as the figures of Joan D'Arc and Decartes, the national motto of "Liberty, Equality, Fraternity", the tricolor flag and the French language itself. Pierre Nora's closing essay on commemoration provides a culminating overview of the series. Offering a new approach on history, culture, French studies and the studies of symbols, Realms of Memory reveals how the myriad meanings we attach to places and events constitute our sense of history.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780231106344
(254mm x 178mm x 43mm)
Imprint: Columbia University Press
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publish Date: 8-Sep-1997
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Pierre Nora
Rethinking France, Hardback (July 2010)
Collects the eleven essays that consider the texts and places that make up the collective memory of the history of France, a country whose people are extraordinarily conscious of history and their place in it. This title looks at the medieval Grands chroniques de France and the monasteries and chancelleries that produced them.
Rethinking France: Les Lieux De Memoire, Hardback (October 2001)
Assembled by Pierre Nora during the Mitterand years, the multi-volume series "Les Lieux ds Memoire" covers the history and culture of the French nation. This first volume in the translation brings together works addressing the omnipresent role of the state in French life.
Constructing the Past, Paperback (November 1985)» View all books by Pierre Nora
This book presents a selection of ten significant contributions of essays to French historiography.
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Author Biography - Pierre Nora
Pierre Nora is Editorial Director of Editions Gallimand. He is editor of the journal Le Debat and is Directeur D'Etudes at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris.
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