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De l’infamie dans les romans d’Alexandre Dumas. Variations sur le thème de l’indignité

Abstract : In its successive editions of 1799 and 1835, the Dictionary of the French Academy explained infamy as a stigma printed on honor, on reputation, either on the law or on public opinion. He cites as examples: "Rate infamy. Encourage infamy. This is infamous. This punishment carried away infamous. Cover someone with infamy. The infom is is not to the death of 1835 also proposed: "Living in infamy" and speaking of an "infamous, dishonorable": "driving infamy". In both editions, the word power still meaning "vile, shameful, unworthy of an honest man" and this interpretation are found in the examples to the marked moral connotation. This multidimensional definition is found in the novels of Dumas and in order to take account of it, the successive invasion of infamy in its relations with punishment and with politics.
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Stéphane Caporal. De l’infamie dans les romans d’Alexandre Dumas. Variations sur le thème de l’indignité. Cahiers Jean Moulin, Centre Lyonnais d’Histoire du Droit et de la Pensée Politique, 2018, La dignité. ⟨halshs-02861720⟩

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