Thomas Laqueur: Funerals, politics and memory in France, 20 September 2001
Show More Funerals, Politics and Memory in Modern France 1789-1996 by Avner Ben-Amos.
Oxford, 425 pp., £55, October 2000, 0 19 820328 4Show More
Monumental Intolerance: Jean Baffier, a Nationalist Sculptor in Fin-de-Siècle France by Neil McWilliam.
Pennsylvania State, 326 pp., £58.95, November 2000, 0 271 01965 4Show More
“... dead, as both these books suggest, are disruptive, unruly and unpredictable. In his erudite study, Avner Ben-Amos has three cracks at analysing the way French society from the Revolution to the present has tried to come to terms with its most illustrious bodies. First, he considers the longue durée of political regimes: how the liberal and then the ...”