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Chouan dans la littérature du XIXe siecle comme une figure de l'ancien monde

Title in English Chouans in the litterature of the 19th century as figures of the ancient world


Year of publication 2019
Type Article in Proceedings
Conference Homme nouveau, homme ancien : autour des figures émergentes et disparaissent de l'humain
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Keywords fiction; history; historical novel; 19th century; French revolution; Chouans
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Description The paper deals with the character of “Chouan”, the counter-revolutionary insurgent of the western France in the books of Victor Hugo, Honoré de Balzac and other authors of the 19th century. It shows “alterity” of Chouan who represents the disappeared world of “Ancien régime”. After displaying of the historical context, focused on the role of the French revolution in the 19th century and on the difference between the War in the Vendée and the “Chouannerie”, the paper presents the variability of the fictional forms of Chouan: barbarian, good savage, specter of the past and exemplary man.
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