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Author Smith, Jay M., 1961-
Title Nobility reimagined : the patriotic nation in eighteenth-century France / Jay M. Smith.
Imprint Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2005.

Author Smith, Jay M., 1961-
Subject France -- Civilization -- 18th century.
Nobility -- France -- History -- 18th century.
Patriotism -- France -- History -- 18th century.
Description 1 online resource (xiii, 307 pages) : illustrations.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-300) and index.
Contents Introduction: honor, virtue, and patriotism in eighteenth-century France -- Nobility and the appeal to virtue in early eighteenth-century France (1700s-1740s) -- Nobility and the longing for virtue: patriotic possibilities from Montesquieu to Mirabeau -- Patriotism and social taxonomy in the debate over La noblesse commerante -- Patriotic resurgence and the nationalization of honor (1760s-1780) -- Nobility in a nation of citizens (1760s-early 1780s) -- Defining nobility and nation in 1788-1789 -- Conclusion: patriotic revolution.
Summary Smith argues that the attempt to redefine and restore French nobility brought forth competing visions of patriotism with correlating models of the social and political order. Although the terms of public debate have changed, the same basic challenge continues to animate contemporary politics.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781501717987 (electronic bk.)
1501717987 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 1037272833
Additional Format Print version: Smith, Jay M., 1961- Nobility reimagined. Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2005 0801443326 (DLC) 2004030941 (OCoLC)57349185

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