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Tableau de la France de Jules Michelet : espace géographique, historique ou poétique?

Title in English "Tableau de la France" de Jules Michelet : geographical, historical or poetical space?


Year of publication 2018
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Echo des études romanes
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Keywords 19th century; Jules Michelet; romanticism; space; historiography; narrativity
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Description The article deals with the notion of space in the works of Jules Michelet (1798-1874), more precisely in his text Tableau de la France. The aim of the article is to present the complexity os Micheet´s texts and at the same time to demonstrate the coexistence of the scientific and literary discourse which is typical for all the Michelet´s works. The article presents firstly the historical thinking of Michelet in the context of the romantic historiography, most importantly his concept of „historical resurrection“. Then it explains the specific position of Tableau de la France in the plan of the Histoire de France. The main part of the article comprises an analysis of three different dimensions of Tableau that correspond to three conceptions of the French space: the geographical, the poetic and the historical.

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