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The Resource Days of glory? : imaging military recruitment and the French Revolution, Valérie Mainz

Days of glory? : imaging military recruitment and the French Revolution, Valérie Mainz

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Days of glory? : imaging military recruitment and the French Revolution
Title
Days of glory?
Title remainder
imaging military recruitment and the French Revolution
Statement of responsibility
Valérie Mainz
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This book examines a range of visual images of military recruitment to explore changing notions of glory, or of gloire, during the French Revolution. It raises questions about how this event re-orientated notions of citizenship and of service to la Patrie . The opening lines of the Marseillaise are grandly declamatory: Allons enfants de la Patrie/le jour de gloire est arrive or, in English: Arise, children of the Homeland/The day of glory has arrived What do these words mean in their later eighteenth-century French context? What was gloire and how was it changed by the revolutionary process? This military song, later adopted as the national anthem, represents a deceptively unifying moment of collective engagement in the making of the modern French nation. Valerie Mainz questions this through a close study of visual imagery dealing with the issue of military recruitment. From neoclassical painting to popular prints, such images typically dealt with the shift from civilian to soldier, focusing on how men, and not women, were called to serve the Homeland."
Member of
Dewey number
944.04
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
War, culture and society, 1750-1850
Label
Days of glory? : imaging military recruitment and the French Revolution, Valérie Mainz
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Dedication; Preface; Notes; Contents; List of Figures; Chapter 1: Introduction; Mentalities, Visualities, Imagery and€the€Structures of€Representation; Gloire: Word, Concept, Meaning; Times; Gender; Chapter 2: Signing Up€Before the€Revolution; The Visual Precedents of€Jacques Callot; The Army and€Its Military Recruitment; Prints of€Contemporary Street Life; The Tradition in€Drama and€Prose Fiction; Between the€Everyday and€the€Painting of€History; The Officer; History Painting and€Heroes?; Chapter 3: Transforming Gloire and€Military Sign-Up; The Concept of€Gloire
  • Meditations on Gloire and on€Military GloryGloire and the€Philosophes; La Patrie and€Patriotism; The Culture of€Gloire; The Great Life; The Fine Arts in€the€Service of€French Gloire: Military and€Otherwise; Gloire and Military Motivation; Chapter 4: Recruitment and€Revolution Before Thermidor; From Conscript to€Volunteer; Showing Entry into the€National Guard; From Volunteer to€Conscript; Reportage and€the€Call Up€of€Volunteers in€July€1792; Artists Sign Up: Aux armes et aux arts?; Bidding Farewell; Chapter 5: Fighting Women; The Guises of€the€Female Soldier; Gender and€the€Antique
  • History in€the€PresentEpilogue; Chapter 6: Fame's Two Trumpets; The Constructions and€Subversions of€Satire; Revealing and€Covering Up; The Discharged Soldier; Counterpoint; Conclusion; Works Cited; Index
Control code
ocn957683485
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781137542946
Note
SpringerLink
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)957683485
Label
Days of glory? : imaging military recruitment and the French Revolution, Valérie Mainz
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Dedication; Preface; Notes; Contents; List of Figures; Chapter 1: Introduction; Mentalities, Visualities, Imagery and€the€Structures of€Representation; Gloire: Word, Concept, Meaning; Times; Gender; Chapter 2: Signing Up€Before the€Revolution; The Visual Precedents of€Jacques Callot; The Army and€Its Military Recruitment; Prints of€Contemporary Street Life; The Tradition in€Drama and€Prose Fiction; Between the€Everyday and€the€Painting of€History; The Officer; History Painting and€Heroes?; Chapter 3: Transforming Gloire and€Military Sign-Up; The Concept of€Gloire
  • Meditations on Gloire and on€Military GloryGloire and the€Philosophes; La Patrie and€Patriotism; The Culture of€Gloire; The Great Life; The Fine Arts in€the€Service of€French Gloire: Military and€Otherwise; Gloire and Military Motivation; Chapter 4: Recruitment and€Revolution Before Thermidor; From Conscript to€Volunteer; Showing Entry into the€National Guard; From Volunteer to€Conscript; Reportage and€the€Call Up€of€Volunteers in€July€1792; Artists Sign Up: Aux armes et aux arts?; Bidding Farewell; Chapter 5: Fighting Women; The Guises of€the€Female Soldier; Gender and€the€Antique
  • History in€the€PresentEpilogue; Chapter 6: Fame's Two Trumpets; The Constructions and€Subversions of€Satire; Revealing and€Covering Up; The Discharged Soldier; Counterpoint; Conclusion; Works Cited; Index
Control code
ocn957683485
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781137542946
Note
SpringerLink
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)957683485

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