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The Resource The mobilization of intellect : French scholars and writers during the Great War, Martha Hanna

The mobilization of intellect : French scholars and writers during the Great War, Martha Hanna

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The mobilization of intellect : French scholars and writers during the Great War
Title
The mobilization of intellect
Title remainder
French scholars and writers during the Great War
Statement of responsibility
Martha Hanna
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • The fragility of the facade of unity was particularly evident in the wartime controversy over Kant. The Left, finding his theory of moral obligation and individual autonomy compatible with its political culture, argued in his defense that German nationalism and militarism began after Kant, with Fichte, or Hegel, while the Right denounced the German philosopher as the evil inspiration of France's liberal democracy and public school system. The heated rhetoric of the war and the unbearable loss of young lives, says Hanna, lent weight to a redefinition of French culture in national terms - and this, ironically, ended in the cultural conservatism of Vichy France
  • France went to war in 1914 not only in the trenches but also in the mind. When President Poincare called upon the intellectual elite to contribute to the war effort with "their pens and their words," the union sacree of scholars and writers - including Henri Bergson, Pierre Duhem, Ernest Lavisse, and Emile Durkheim - united French intellect against German Kultur. Yet, as Martha Hanna points out, there were ambiguities and insecurities in such fields as Kantian ideas, classicism, and science. Devoted to the defense of France and united in condemning the German onslaught, the French intelligentsia was nonetheless riven by the same fundamental divisions that had characterized it before the war. The Republican Left remained intent upon the preservation of the Third Republic and its principles; the Catholic and nationalistic Right sought to defend a more traditional France that respected hierarchy, classicism, and religious authority
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hanna, Martha
Dewey number
940.4/0944
Index
index present
LC call number
D639.P88
LC item number
F743 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Public opinion
  • Intellectuals
  • France
Label
The mobilization of intellect : French scholars and writers during the Great War, Martha Hanna
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [244]-285) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The Discord of the Elders -- 2. The Impiety of War -- 3. The Kultur War -- 4. The Controversy over Kant -- 5. The Classicist Revival -- 6. "Toujours la science"
Control code
33403444
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
ix, 292 pages
Isbn
9780674577558
Lccn
95042544
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)33403444
Label
The mobilization of intellect : French scholars and writers during the Great War, Martha Hanna
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [244]-285) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The Discord of the Elders -- 2. The Impiety of War -- 3. The Kultur War -- 4. The Controversy over Kant -- 5. The Classicist Revival -- 6. "Toujours la science"
Control code
33403444
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
ix, 292 pages
Isbn
9780674577558
Lccn
95042544
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)33403444

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