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Louise von François : lecture du passé et sagesse humaniste

Abstract : The purpose of this doctoral thesis is a thorough study of the complete works by louise von francois (novels, stories and essays). The first part presents an analysis of the contents and structures of louise von francois's historical novels, and points out the fact that these works are written in both an historical and an ethical perpectives, which confers a character other than plainly picturesque or documentary to the historical facts or events dealt with. The second part contains a study of the psychological studies by louise von francois. These various texts offer constant themes which enable the reader to define louise von francois's etical ideals, mainly based on the concept of "bildung" and on the principles of classical humenism. The third part shows how louise von francois is actually linked with a way of thinking already anachronistic in the second half of the 19th century, which makes problmeatic nowadays the reception of this author, while it suggests what aspects of her works may still deserve to be aknowledged.
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Marie-Claire Méry. Louise von François : lecture du passé et sagesse humaniste. Littératures. Université Nancy 2, 1989. Français. ⟨NNT : 1989NAN21001⟩. ⟨tel-02328148⟩



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