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Recompositions territoriales : quand la Révolution rebat les cartes (Mémoires d’outre-tombe I-XII

Abstract : In its consideration of a new world that required learning a new geography, Mémoires d’outre-tombe offer reflections on the metamorphosis of a revolutionized world. By putting the configuration of geopolitical space front and center, autobiography traces the new map of the world as the story unfolds. The first twelve books are decisive in this respect: revisiting the period 1768 to 1800, they describe a universe upset by the American war of independence and the French Revolution. Chateaubriand’s new social and political map highlights the disintegration of the territorial conceptions of the Ancien Régime that give way to a world in the process of globalization, marked by an intensification of interdependent relations between nations and struggles for the possession of other territories. This new world uproots the individual from his land and confronts him with new spatial divides.
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Roulin Jean-Marie. Recompositions territoriales : quand la Révolution rebat les cartes (Mémoires d’outre-tombe I-XII. Nineteenth-Century French Studies, University of Nebraska Press, 2018, 46 (3-4), pp.307-323. ⟨halshs-01831188⟩



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