ARTS & SOCIETIES
 

LETTER OF SEMINAR 43

Centre d’Histoire de Sciences Po

 
 
 

THE PASSIONS AS ENIGMAS
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Extrait de la couverture Penser le XXème siècle, éditions Laffont, 2007.
François Furet

Christophe Prochasson

The Passions as Enigmas: History, Politics, and Society in the Work of François Furet


Editorial Director: Laurence Bertrand Dorléac
Editorial Staff: Carole Gautier and Cécile Pichon-Bonin
Translator: David Ames Curtis

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EDITORIAL

 
   

      How does the historian think passion?  It was in the late 1970s that François Furet, the author of the already famous book Penser la Révolution française (Interpreting the French Revolution), introduced the notions of sentiment and affect in relation to his nineteenth-century predecessors, and in particular Alexis de Tocqueville.  While for Furet it was never to be a matter of images, art historians will once again be passionately fascinated by a discourse on politics, which is nonetheless played out to a great extent in terms of “representations.”
      Christophe Prochasson generously offers us his initial observations from his new Furet project.


Laurence Bertrand Dorléac


       

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