Brittany 1750-1950: The Invisible Nation (Hardback)Sharif Gemie (author)
Hardback 224 Pages / Published: 22/06/2007
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Brittany presents a paradox: the region was incorporated into France in 1532, and has never known a substantial nationalist movement. Yet, in recent years, signs of a sense of separation from France are growing clearer. This paradox raises some fundamental questions about the processes of nation formation. This work provides an introduction to identity politics in Brittany, analysing its special status within France: the region forms at once a western border and a potential rival centre to Paris. These themes are explored through a discussion of representations of Brittany: in published forms, such as in literature, in political debates, but also in popular forms such as through religious pardons, through republican festivals and through popular protest.
Publisher: University of Wales Press
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 517 g
Dimensions: 216 x 138 x 30 mm
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