Realms of Memory: The Construction of the French Past

TitleRealms of Memory: The Construction of the French Past
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication1998
AuthorsKritzman, Lawrence D.
Series EditorNora, Pierre
VolumeVol. 2: Traditions
Number of Volumes3
Number of Pages643
PublisherColumbia University Press
CityNew York

A collective endevour by some of France's most distinguished intellectuals, the three volumes of Pierre Nora's monumental Realms of Memory explore how and why certain places, events, and figures became a part of France's collective memory, and reveal the intricate connection between memory and history. This text is the second volume of the series and emphasizes the shared aspects of French history and cultural instruments in the development of a national identity. It includes 14 essays on subjects ranging from Proust's Remembrance of Things Past to the Tour de France.

Original PublicationLes Lieux de mémoire. 3 Vol., Paris: Gallimard, 1984-1992.
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