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Contribution à l'histoire d'un lieu commun : l'attribution à Chateaubriand de la phrase " les forêts précèdent les peuples, les déserts les suivent " : Un exemple d'utilisation du logiciel Google Books Ngram Viewer

Abstract : "Forests precede civilizations and deserts follow them." This quote, often attributed to the french writer François-René de Chateaubriand, has become a cliché, especially in the ecological discourse, as shown by a query using Google Books Ngram Viewer. But we didn't find it verbatim in the works of Chateaubriand. Moreover, in his language, "forest" and "desert" are both, very often, synonyms for "wilderness".
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Jean-Michel Le Bot. Contribution à l'histoire d'un lieu commun : l'attribution à Chateaubriand de la phrase " les forêts précèdent les peuples, les déserts les suivent " : Un exemple d'utilisation du logiciel Google Books Ngram Viewer. 2011. ⟨halshs-00662692⟩

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