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Author Maior-Barron, Denise, author

Title Marie Antoinette at Petit Trianon : heritage interpretation and visitor perceptions / Denise Maior-Barron
Published Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, an imprint of the Taylor & Francis Group, 2019
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Description 1 online resource (xx, 327 pages) : illustrations
Series Routledge studies in heritage
Routledge studies in heritage.
Summary This book challenges common perceptions of Marie Antoinette, appraising the last Queen of France's role in relation to the events of French Revolution through an original analysis of contemporary heritage practices and visitor perceptions at her former home, the Petit Trianon. Controversy and martyrdom have placed Marie Antoinette's image within a spectrum of cultural caricatures that range from taboo to iconic. With a foundation in critical heritage studies, this volume examines the diverse range of contemporary images portraying Marie Antoinette's historical character, showing how they affect the interpretation and perception of Petit Trianon. By considering both producers and receivers of these cultural heritage exponents - Marie Antoinette's historical figure and the historic house museum of the Petit Trianon - the book expands current understandings of twenty-first century cultural heritage perceptions in relation to tourism and popular culture
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on August 02, 2018)
Subject Marie Antoinette, Queen, consort of Louis XVI, King of France, 1755-1793 -- Homes and haunts -- France -- Versailles
Marie Antoinette, Queen, consort of Louis XVI, King of France, 1755-1793.
Petit Trianon (Versailles, France)
Petit Trianon (Versailles, France)
Palaces -- France -- Versailles
Versailles (France) -- History
France -- Versailles.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1315123088