The Family Romance of the French Revolution

June 11, 1992|
The Family Romance of the French Revolution by Lynn Hunt
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This latest work from an author known for her contributions to the new cultural history is a multidisciplinary investigation of the foundations of modern politics. "Family Romance" was coined by Freud to describe the fantasy of being freed from one''s family and joining one of higher social standing. Lynn Hunt uses the term broadly to describe the images of the familial order underlying revolutionary politics. In a wide-ranging account using novels, engravings, paintings, speeches, newspaper editorials, pornographic writing, and revolutionary legislation about the family, Hunt shows that politics were experienced through the grid of the family romance.
Lynn Hunt is Professor of History at the University of California, Los Angeles. She is the author of several books, including Politics, Culture, and Class in the French Revolution (California, 1984), and the editor of The New Cultural History (California, 1989).
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Title:The Family Romance of the French RevolutionFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:213 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.6 inShipping dimensions:213 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.6 inPublished:June 11, 1992Publisher:University of California PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0520082702

ISBN - 13:9780520082700

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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