Abstract

Abstract:

This article studies Chateaubriand's views of the very nature of archives at the time of the publication of his Études historiques (1831). His critique of the increasing development of erudition and historical investigation around 1830 serves as a useful context for considering the reasons of his so-called "adieu à l'histoire." By focusing on his metaphorical use of the term "archives" and other notions coming from elite and erudite culture, the article sheds light on the way in which Chateaubriand includes historiographical issues in his autobiographical masterwork, Mémoires d'outre-tombe. (In French)

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Additional Information

ISSN
1536-0172
Print ISSN
0146-7891
Pages
pp. 15-31
Launched on MUSE
2018-09-12
Open Access
No
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