Abstract

Abstract:

In the last part of his Itinéraire de Paris à Jérusalem—the section on Tunis—Chateaubriand is primarily concerned with the quest for the great city of Carthage that is lost under its modern ruins. Chateaubriand thus marks a neat distinction between two entities existing within the same space, modern Tunis and historical Carthage, while granting preference to the latter. In this paper I propose to deal with Chateaubriand's concern with the representation of this Mediterranean space, in particular, as a carefully dichotomized double locus that is exemplified in modern Tunis versus past Carthage. A close textual study of this part will shed light on the dynamics of representation accomplished via an archaeology of mappings, mainly based on the author's time travel through written history.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1536-0172
Print ISSN
0146-7891
Pages
pp. 254-269
Launched on MUSE
2018-05-02
Open Access
No
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