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Author Legacey, Erin-Marie, 1979- author.

Title Making space for the dead : catacombs, cemeteries, and the reimagining of Paris, 1780-1830 / Erin-Marie Legacey
Published Ithaca, New York : Cornell University Press, 2019
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Contents Introduction : the revolution of the dead -- The problem of the dead : in which the French Revolution interrupts and intervenes in Paris's pre-existing burial crisis -- The solution of the dead : in which a range of experts and amateurs imagine a new burial culture for Paris after the Terror -- The city of the dead : in which Parisians visit and respond to their city's new burial space, the cemetery of Père Lachaise -- The empire of the dead : in which thousands of visitors descend ninety feet below the city to tour the newly-opened Paris catacombs -- The museum of the dead : in which the artist and Alexandre Lenoir displays the dead as history in the museum of French monuments -- Conclusion : the historian of the dead : in which the romantic historian Jules Michelet resurrects the history of France in Parisian spaces for the dead
Summary "This book unearths the revolutionary history of Paris's most famous spaces for the dead, including Père Lachaise Cemetery and the Paris Catacombs, and explains how they became powerful sources of collective identity for modern France"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Père-Lachaise (Cemetery : Paris, France) -- History
Père-Lachaise (Cemetery : Paris, France)
Burial -- Social aspects -- France -- Paris -- History -- 18th century
Burial -- Social aspects -- France -- Paris -- History -- 19th century
Catacombs -- France -- Paris -- History
HISTORY -- Europe -- France.
Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
Manners and customs.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Death & Dying.
France -- History -- Revolution, 1789-1799 -- Influence.
Paris (France) -- Social life and customs -- 18th century.
Paris (France) -- Social life and customs -- 19th century.
France -- Paris.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2018046294
ISBN 1501715607