Festivals in Modern France: The Experience of the Third Republic

@article{Rearick1977FestivalsIM,
  title={Festivals in Modern France: The Experience of the Third Republic},
  author={Charles Rearick},
  journal={Journal of Contemporary History},
  year={1977},
  volume={12},
  pages={435 - 460}
}
  • C. Rearick
  • Published 1977
  • History
  • Journal of Contemporary History
What can we learn about modern France from studying its national fetes? A variety of answers has been proposed. To an ardent republican historian early in this century, the celebrations of the Third Republic were evidence of the regime's popularity and greatness, high achievements serving art and the people. To Georges Pillement in a more recent history, Paris galas showed us the colourful ebullient face of a happier civilization now regretfully past, except perhaps for some last gasps among… Expand
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