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By Valerie Mainz

This e-book examines various visible pictures of army recruitment to discover altering notions of glory, or of gloire, during the French Revolution. It increases questions on how this occasion re-orientated notions of ‘citizenship’ and of provider to ‘la Patrie’. the outlet traces of the Marseillaise are grandly declamatory: Allons enfants de l. a. Patrie/le jour de gloire est arrivé!  or, in English: Arise, teenagers of the Homeland/The day of glory has arrived! What do those phrases suggest of their later eighteenth-century French context? What was once gloire and the way was once it replaced via the progressive procedure? This army tune, later followed because the nationwide anthem, represents a deceptively unifying second of collective engagement within the making of the trendy French country. Valerie Mainz questions this via an in depth learn of visible imagery facing the difficulty of army recruitment.  From neoclassical portray to well known prints, such photographs as a rule handled the shift from civilian to soldier, concentrating on how males, and never ladies, have been known as to serve the Homeland.

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