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Realms of Memory: Rethinking the French Past, Vol. 1 - Conflicts and Divisions

 
 
 
 
Realms of Memory: Rethinking the French Past, Vol. 1 - Conflicts and Divisions
Author: Pierre Nora
ISBN 13: 9780231084048
ISBN 10: 231084048
Edition: Subsequent
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication Date: 1996-08-01
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 642
List Price: $60.00
 
 

Offers the best essays from the acclaimed collection originally published in French. This monumental work examines how and why events and figures become a part of a people's collective memory, how rewriting history can forge new paradigms of cultural identity, and how the meaning attached to an event can become as significant as the event itself.

Foreign Affairs

This is an indispensable guide to understanding France and the French. As usual, Arthur Goldhammer's translation is superb.