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Narratives of the French Empire

Fiction, Nostalgia, and Imperial Rivalries, 1784 to the Present

Narratives of the French Empire( )
Author: Marsh, Kate
Series title:After the Empire: the Francophone World and Postcolonial France Ser.
Publication Date:Aug 2013
Publisher:Lexington Books/Fortress Academic
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $88.00
Book Description:

Using fiction as a historical source, this study investigates how the French empire was construed and infused with meaning at three historical moments: 1784, 1835, and 1938. Showing how literary and more general conceptions of French colonialism were influenced by an awareness of how rival European powers had negotiated conquest and disengagement from empire, it illustrates how perceived loss and nostalgia for imperial pasts helped shape the French colonial enterprise across its...
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Detailed Subjects: Language Arts & Disciplines / Rhetoric
Political Science / Imperialism
Literary Criticism / Subjects & Themes / General
Literary Criticism / European / French
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.28 x 9.25 x 0.66 Inches
Book Weight:0.77 Pounds

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