Art of Nation Building: Pageantry and Spectacle at Quebec's Tercentenary (Hardback)H. V. Nelles (author)
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In The Art of Nation Building, H. V. Nelles uses contemporary literary techniques to convey the scope, colour, and intensity of the Tercentenary from various perspectives. Drawing on intimate diaries and letters of leading social and political figures, he leads us behind the scenes disclosing the politics of memory, the theatrics of history, and the making of a modern monarchy. Nelles reveals what we actually do when we commemorate, how we use the past, and the multi-vocal character of mass-celebration.
This richly illustrated, thought provoking interpretation of public celebrations offers a novel perspective on Quebec and the upcoming celebration of the Millennium.
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
Number of pages: 408
Weight: 905 g