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

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This work presents an interdisciplinary study of the state funerals that were celebrated in France between the French Revolution and the death of Francois Mitterand. Its aim is to explain how the funerals of such prominent figures as Voltaire, Napoleon, Gambetta, Hugo, and de Gaulle became major public events that helped to mould the national memory.
Hardcover, 425 pages
Published October 12th 2000 by OUP Oxford
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