Funerals, Politics, and Memory in Modern France, 1789-1996
This is a study of the state funerals that were celebrated in France between the French revolution and the death of Fran ois 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 October 12th 2000 by Oxford University Press, USA
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