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Medieval Saints in Late Nineteenth Century French Culture

Medieval Saints in Late Nineteenth Century French Culture (Paperback)

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Legends, tales, and mysteries featuring saints captivated the French at the end of the nineteenth century. As Jean Lorrain pointed out in an 1891 article for the popular weekly Le Courrier Francais, the seemingly simple language of the saints' lives, their noble battles between good and evil, and the atmosphere of religious mysticism appealed to many, especially those involved in the visual and performing arts. The Third Republic (1870-1940), a regime that claimed to reinforce and institute the secular ideas of the French Revolution, was ironically witness to this great popular interest in the saints and religious imagery. The eight essays in this work explore the popularity of the saints from the 1850s to the 1920s. The essays evaluate the role they played in literature, art, music, science, history and politics, examine portrayals of the saints' lives in both low and high culture (from children's literature, shadow plays and the popular press to literature, opera and theological studies), and reveal the prevalence of the saints in fin-de-siecle France.

History & PoliticsHistory: ChronologicalEarly history: c 500 to c 1450/1500Medieval historyHistory & PoliticsMilitary HistoryCrusadesHistory & PoliticsRegional & national historyEuropean historyPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesReligion & BeliefsChristianityChristian & quasi-Christian cults & sectsReligion & BeliefsChristianityChristian theology Publisher: McFarland & Co Inc Publication Date: 30/06/2004 ISBN-13: 9780786417698  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Elizabeth Emery, an associate professor of French at Montclair State University, lives in Montclair, New Jersey. Laurie Postlewate is a senior lecturer in French at Barnard College and lives in Forest Hills, New York.

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