Funerals, Politics, and Memory in Modern France, 1789-1996
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Funerals, Politics, and Memory in Modern France, 1789-1996

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This is a study of the state funerals that were celebrated in France between the French revolution and the death of Francois Mitterand. It investigates the funerals of such prominent figures as Voltaire, Napoleon, Gambetta, Hugo, and de Gaulle, which became major public events that helped to mold the national memory. The book is the first comprehensive analysis of French s...more
Hardcover, 440 pages
Published December 14th 2000 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published November 1st 2000)
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