Coverart for item
The Resource Colonizer or colonized : the hidden stories of early modern French culture, Sara E. Melzer

Colonizer or colonized : the hidden stories of early modern French culture, Sara E. Melzer

Label
Colonizer or colonized : the hidden stories of early modern French culture
Title
Colonizer or colonized
Title remainder
the hidden stories of early modern French culture
Statement of responsibility
Sara E. Melzer
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Colonizer or Colonized introduces two colonial stories into the heart of France's literary and cultural history. The first describes elite France's conflicted relationship to the Ancient World. As much as French intellectuals aligned themselves with the Greco-Romans as an "us," they also resented the Ancients as an imperial "them," haunted by the memory that both the Greeks and Romans had colonized their ancestors, the Gauls. This memory put the elite on the defensive--defending against the legacy of this colonized past and the fear that they were the barbarian other. The second story mirrored the first. Just as the Romans had colonized the Gauls, France would colonize the New World, becoming the "New Rome" by creating a "New France." Borrowing the Roman strategy, the French Church and State developed an assimilationist stance towards the Amerindian "barbarian." This policy provided a foundation for what would become the nation's most basic stance towards the other. However, this version of assimilation, unlike its subsequent ones, encouraged the colonized and the colonizer to engage in close forms of contact, such as mixed marriages and communities. This book weaves these two different stories together in a triangulated dynamic. It asks the Ancients to step aside to include the New World other into a larger narrative in which elite France carved out their nation's emerging cultural identity in relation to both the New World and the Ancient World. Sara E. Melzer is Professor of French and Francophone Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles. She is the author of Discourses of the Fall: A Study of Pascal's Pensées and coeditor of From the Royal to the Republican Body: Incorporating the Political in Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century France."--Project Muse
Member of
Cataloging source
SFB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Melzer, Sara E
Dewey number
325.3/44097
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
In English
LC call number
DC33.4
LC item number
.M44 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
EBL-Schweitzer
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • France
  • France
  • France
  • France
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • European / French
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Civilization
  • Civilization
  • Civilization
  • French colonies
  • America
  • France
  • Einfluss
  • Kolonie
  • Kultur
  • Frankreich
  • Regions & Countries - Europe
  • History & Archaeology
  • France
  • Kolonie
  • Einfluss
  • Kultur
  • Frankreich
Label
Colonizer or colonized : the hidden stories of early modern French culture, Sara E. Melzer
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. I. France's colonial relation to the ancient world -- pt. II. France's colonial relation to the new world -- pt. III. Weaving the two colonial stories together : escaping barbarism
Control code
793012718
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (320 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812243635
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.9783/9780812205183
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt35c7p6
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)793012718
Label
Colonizer or colonized : the hidden stories of early modern French culture, Sara E. Melzer
Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. I. France's colonial relation to the ancient world -- pt. II. France's colonial relation to the new world -- pt. III. Weaving the two colonial stories together : escaping barbarism
Control code
793012718
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (320 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812243635
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.9783/9780812205183
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt35c7p6
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)793012718

Library Locations

    • Ellis LibraryBorrow it
      1020 Lowry Street, Columbia, MO, 65201, US
      38.944491 -92.326012
Processing Feedback ...