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Nobility Reimagined The Patriotic Nation In Eighteenth-century France by Jay M. Smith

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Published by Cornell University Press .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • European history: c 1750 to c 1900,
  • Nationalism,
  • Revolutions & coups,
  • c 1700 to c 1800,
  • History: World,
  • France,
  • History - General History,
  • Patriotism,
  • Modern - 17th Century,
  • Europe - France,
  • Modern - 18th Century,
  • 18th century,
  • Civilization,
  • History,
  • Nobility

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages312
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7848646M
ISBN 100801443326
ISBN 109780801443329

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"Nobility Reimagined is a lively, nuanced, and learned account of the eighteenth century's political imagination. Jay M. Smith explores the complicated ways in which writers combined a shared repertory of ideas about social distinction and community; the result is a significant contribution to our understanding of the cultural and social Format: Hardcover. The mature nationalism that fueled the French Revolution grew from patriotic sensibilities fostered over the course of a century or more. Jay M. Smith proposes that the French thought their way to nationhood through a process of psychic adjustment. chapter one nobility and the appeal to virtue in early eighteenth-century france (s–s) (pp. ) Because of the great triumphs and wretched excesses of Louis XIV’s absolutist regime (–), the aristocratic “state of mind” in the early eighteenth century recalled earlier periods of noble anxiety and unrest.   Nobility Reimagined: The Patriotic Nation in Eighteenth-Century France, by Jay M. Smith (Ithaca: Cornell U.P., ; pp. xiii + £; pb. £).. In this erudite study Jay Smith invites his readers to contemplate the evolution of French attitudes during the eighteenth century as determined by evolving concepts, rather than by what he describes as ‘events’.Author: Norman Hampson.

Get this from a library! Nobility Reimagined: the Patriotic Nation in Eighteenth-Century France.. [Jay M Smith] -- The mature nationalism that fueled the French Revolution grew from patriotic sensibilities fostered over the course of a century or more. Jay M. Smith proposes that the French thought their way to. Get this from a library! Nobility reimagined: the patriotic nation in eighteenth-century France. [Jay M Smith] -- Smith argues that the attempt to redefine and restore French nobility brought forth competing visions of patriotism with correlating models of . The nobility became a widely despised target of French revolutionaries despite its own lack of unity and its general openness to reform. The strength of the antipathy toward nobility is explained in part by the debates about noble identity that had coursed through French culture for much of the eighteenth century. Those debates brought forth conflicting perspectives, as some sought . Nobility Reimagined: The Patriotic Nation in Eighteenth-Century France. Ithaca: Cornell University Press. Pp. xiii, The idea is intriguing, and the book sets out the evidence for it with all the author's customary clarity of style and feeling for the nuances of the French language, so necessary in a story fraught with paradox and Author: Doyle, William.

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