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The language question under Napoleon

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From the campaign waged by Revolutionaries like Barère and the Abbé Grégoire against those regional languages they referred to pejoratively as 'patois', to the educational policies of Jules Ferry a century later, successive governments of France engaged in a broadly successful struggle to force the French to speak French. Inverting the logic of cultural nationalists like Herder, who claimed a shared language as the legitimate basis of national polities, French legislators sought to impose ...

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University of Oxford
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HUMS
Department:
History Faculty
Oxford college:
Worcester College
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McCain, S
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AH/I016333/1
Publication date:
2014
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
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Oxford University, UK
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English
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2015-06-11

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