Realms of Memory: The Construction of the French Past, Vol. 2- Traditions

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This text is the second of three volumes looking at the history of France. This volume examines how and why events and figures become part of a people's collective memory. It emphasizes the shared aspects of French history and cultural instrumental in the development of a national identity. It includes 14 essays on subjects ranging from Proust's Remembrance of Things Past to the Tour de France.

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Realms of Memory, the three-volume English-language edition of Pierre Nora's critically acclaimed Lieux de Memoire, translates the vicissitudes of national self-consciouness and the meanings and disjunctions associated from past events into a unique and incisive portrait of a nation.

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Pierre Nora is Editorial Director of Editions Gallimand. He is editor of the journal Le Debat and is Directeur D'Etudes at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris.

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