Making space for the dead : catacombs, cemeteries, and the reimagining of Paris, 1780-1830 / Erin-Marie Legacey.

Author
Legacey, Erin-Marie, 1979- [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
  • Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2019.
  • ©2019
Description
xiv, 210 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm

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Summary note
"This book unearths the revolutionary history of Paris's most famous spaces for the dead, including Père Lachaise Cemetery and the Paris Catacombs, and explains how they became powerful sources of collective identity for modern France"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-201) and index.
Contents
Introduction : the revolution of the dead -- The problem of the dead : in which the French Revolution interrupts and intervenes in Paris's pre-existing burial crisis -- The solution of the dead : in which a range of experts and amateurs imagine a new burial culture for Paris after the Terror -- The city of the dead : in which Parisians visit and respond to their city's new burial space, the cemetery of Père Lachaise -- The empire of the dead : in which thousands of visitors descend ninety feet below the city to tour the newly-opened Paris catacombs -- The museum of the dead : in which the artist and Alexandre Lenoir displays the dead as history in the museum of French monuments -- Conclusion : the historian of the dead : in which the romantic historian Jules Michelet resurrects the history of France in Parisian spaces for the dead.
ISBN
  • 9781501715594 ((hardcover ; : alkaline paper))
  • 1501715593 ((hardcover ; : alkaline paper))
LCCN
2018042962
OCLC
1055570485
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