Ideologies and Mentalities

Ideologies and Mentalities

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By combining ideas drawn from marxism with some of the basic assumptions of the Annales school, Vovelle aims to present an original and influential approach to social and cultural history. This volume makes some of his most important work available in English. He analyzes a variety of methodological issues and substantive themes, examining aspects of popular culture, of popular resistance and revolution, as well as the history of death - the theme for which he is particularly well-known. He also develops an insightful critique of some of his contemporaries, including Aries and more

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  • Hardback | 200 pages
  • 156 x 230 x 26mm | 859.99g
  • Polity Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • French
  • Illustrated
  • Illustrated edition
  • 0745603440
  • 9780745603445

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Ideologies and mentalities; the relevance and ambiguity of literary evidence; iconography and the history of mentalities; on death; popular religion; cultural intermediaries; the "Longue Duree"; history of mentalities, history of resistances, or the prisons of the "Longue Duree"; the pre-revolutionary sensibility; the French Revolution - change or crisis of values?; the event in the history of mentalities; serial history of case studies - a reel of false dilemma in the history of mentalities?show more

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