Guerre, mythes et caricature

Au berceau d'une mentalité française
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La caricature remplit deux fonctions contradictoires : elle contribue à créer les mythes modernes et en même temps, elle démystifie. A partir d'un dépouillement de milliers de caricatures, l'auteur entreprend d'analyser les ravages de la guerre sur l'esprit humain, de dévoiler les mécanismes de cette épreuve à travers le cas de la guerre de 1870. Read More

Cartoons perform two apparently contradictory functions : they contribute to creating the modem myths which they then vehiculate ; at the same time, they demythify. Having examined several thousand cartoons, of which forty are reproduced, the author undertakes an analysis of the ravages of war on the human spirit and unveils the mechanism of this ordeal, through a case study of the Franco-Prussian war of 1870. That war was chosen because it provides a particularly rich store of imagination. Because cartoons designed in times of crisis tell us little about others and much about ourselves, Ouriel Reshef uses them as as tools for historical research which, sometimes better than other tools, enable us to reconstruct modes of thinking, events and mentalités. This original reading throws new light on the birth and development of " a certain idea of France ", which was to dominate the mind of three générations of Frenchmen. It leads to a philosophical reflexion on war and its effects on societies.

Paperback - In French 21.00 €

Specifications


Publisher
Presses de Sciences Po
Author
Ouriel Reshef,
Collection
Académique
Language
French
Tags
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Publisher Category
> History field > History by period
Publisher Category
> History
Publisher Category
> History field
BISAC Subject Heading
POL000000 POLITICAL SCIENCE
Onix Audience Codes
06 Professional and scholarly
CLIL (Version 2013-2019)
3283 SCIENCES POLITIQUES
Title First Published
1984
Subject Scheme Identifier Code
Thema subject category: Politics & government
Type of Work
Monograph
Includes
Index, Bibliography
Original Language
English

Paperback


Publication Date
01 January 1984
ISBN-13
978-2-7246-0498-6
Extent
Main content page count : 232
Code
9782724604986
Weight
430 grams
List Price
21.00 €
ONIX XML
Version 2.1, Version 3

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Contents


INTRODUCTION

Première partie LE SANG DE NOTRE MÉMOIRE

Chapitre 1 LE UHLAN ET LA PAYSANNE
Chapitre 2 LA DESCENTE AU CREUX DE L'ID
Chapitre 3 ÉLECTION DIVINE ET DÉMONISATION
Chapitre 4 L'INDIVIDUEL ET LE COLLECTIF

Deuxième partie UNE CERTAINE IDÉE DE LA FRANCE

Chapitre 5 LA VENUE A MATURITÉ D'UNE MENTALITÉ
Chapitre 6 LES COURROIES DE TRANSMISSION

CONCLUSION