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Mémoires et mémorialistes : fonder un idéal familial (1571-1753)

Abstract : Our work proposes to consider the writing of Memoirs, from the second half of the sixteenth century to the first half of the eighteenth century, in the light of a writing of a familial ideal. It seems to us that family enables a new way of reading Memoirs, in order to see not only the expression of a singular "I", but in fact an "I-we", an identity that is both singular and collective. Indeed, the aristocratic memorialists of the early modern period invest, in their Memoirs, a space in which they can regenerate the values of the aristocratic lineage to assert an image of themselves within the social and curial space: to do so, they build a family story, a legend of the family to be transmitted using family myths and genealogies. They build a fiction of solidarity within a chosen family, which reconfigures the boundaries of objective kinship to integrate, into a dreamed kinship, characters and collectives that only writing can configure as members of an "ink family"
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Yohann Deguin. Mémoires et mémorialistes : fonder un idéal familial (1571-1753). Littératures. Université de Lorraine; Université de Neuchâtel (Suisse), 2018. Français. ⟨NNT : 2018LORR0265⟩. ⟨tel-02114454⟩



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