The Resource The Bastille : a history of a symbol of despotism and freedom, Hans-Jürgen Lüsebrink and Rolf Reichardt ; translated by Norbert Schürer

The Bastille : a history of a symbol of despotism and freedom, Hans-Jürgen Lüsebrink and Rolf Reichardt ; translated by Norbert Schürer

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The Bastille : a history of a symbol of despotism and freedom
Title
The Bastille
Title remainder
a history of a symbol of despotism and freedom
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Hans-Jürgen Lüsebrink and Rolf Reichardt ; translated by Norbert Schürer
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  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
This book is both an analysis of the Bastille as cultural paradigm and a case study on the history of French political culture. It examines in particular the storming and subsequent fall of the Bastille in Paris on July 14, 1789 and how it came to represent the cornerstone of the French Revolution, becoming a symbol of the repression of the Old Regime. Lüsebrink and Reichardt use this semiotic reading of the Bastille to reveal how historical symbols are generated; what these symbolsʹ functions are in the collective memory of societies; and how they are used by social, political, and ideological groups. To facilitate the symbolic nature of the investigation, this analysis of the evolving signification of the Bastille moves from the French Revolution to the nineteenth century to contemporary history. The narrative also shifts from France to other cultural arenas, like the modern European colonial sphere, where the overthrow of the Bastille acquired radical new signification in the decolonization period of the 1940s and 1950s. The Bastille demonstrates the potency of the interdisciplinary historical research that has characterized the end of this century, combining quantitative and qualitative approaches, and taking its methodological tools from history, sociology, linguistics, and cultural and literary studies. -- Publisher description
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Lüsebrink, Hans-Jürgen
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illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DC167.5
LC item number
.L8713 1997
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Reichardt, Rolf
  • Schürer, Norbert
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  • Bastille
  • Bastille (Paris, France)
  • Bastille
  • Revolution (France : 1789-1799)
  • France
  • France
  • France
  • Paris (France)
  • France
  • Liberty
  • Symbolism in politics
  • Liberté
  • Symbolisme en politique
  • Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • Liberty
  • Symbolism in politics
  • Iconografie
  • Mentaliteit
  • Symboliek
  • Bastille
  • Mythes révolutionnaires
  • Symbolisme en politique
  • Liberté
Label
The Bastille : a history of a symbol of despotism and freedom, Hans-Jürgen Lüsebrink and Rolf Reichardt ; translated by Norbert Schürer
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
  • 3.
  • Revolutionary Symbolism under the Sign of the Bastille, 1789-1799: A Prime Example of the Self-Mystification of the French Revolution.
  • Radicalization and Diversification of a Collective Symbol.
  • The New Heroes: The Role-Model Function and Self-Staging of the Victors of the Bastille
  • 1.
  • Genesis of a Political Symbol: The Bastille, 1715-1789.
  • Anti-Bastille Journalism: Scandalous Stories of Prisoners.
  • The Reality-Forming Power of the Symbolic: Prison Practice versus Social Consciousness
  • 2.
  • The Storming of the Bastille: The Historical Event as Collective Symbolic Action.
  • The Storming of the Bastille: Causes and Process.
  • How a Decisive Event in World History Is "Made": The Symbolic Exaggeration of 14 July 1789
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xv, 304 pages
Isbn
9780822318941
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
96051990
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)36084200
  • (OCoLC)ocm36084200
Label
The Bastille : a history of a symbol of despotism and freedom, Hans-Jürgen Lüsebrink and Rolf Reichardt ; translated by Norbert Schürer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 3.
  • Revolutionary Symbolism under the Sign of the Bastille, 1789-1799: A Prime Example of the Self-Mystification of the French Revolution.
  • Radicalization and Diversification of a Collective Symbol.
  • The New Heroes: The Role-Model Function and Self-Staging of the Victors of the Bastille
  • 1.
  • Genesis of a Political Symbol: The Bastille, 1715-1789.
  • Anti-Bastille Journalism: Scandalous Stories of Prisoners.
  • The Reality-Forming Power of the Symbolic: Prison Practice versus Social Consciousness
  • 2.
  • The Storming of the Bastille: The Historical Event as Collective Symbolic Action.
  • The Storming of the Bastille: Causes and Process.
  • How a Decisive Event in World History Is "Made": The Symbolic Exaggeration of 14 July 1789
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xv, 304 pages
Isbn
9780822318941
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
96051990
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)36084200
  • (OCoLC)ocm36084200

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