The "nation" of France, like the idea of nationhood itself, exists in the mind. And it is toward the products of the mind that Beaune directs her exciting new investigation of the origins of national feeling in late-medieval France. While most historians have concentrated on the same elements that formed the French state—historical events, personalities, or geography—Beaune looks at the myths, religious and secular symbols, and shared beliefs that set the people of late-medieval France to thinking of themselves as a nation.
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"An excellent and fascinating book. . . . A completely fresh rethinking. . . . Once I started it, I became so intrigued that I could not put it down." (John F. Benton, California Institute of Technology)About the Author:
Colette Beaune is Professor of History at the University of Paris at Nanterre. Susan Ross Huston holds a doctorate from the University of Michigan. Fredric L. Cheyette is Professor of History at Amherst College.
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Book Description University of California Press, Berkeley, 1991. Book Condition: new. Dust Jacket Condition: new. 427 pages. book. Bookseller Inventory # 209
Book Description University of California Press, 1991. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110520059417