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Nobility and patrimony in modern France

Elizabeth C. Macknight


Châteaux and landed estates, family portraits, names, titles and coats of arms are symbols of aristocratic identity and integral to the collective memory of nobility. In this study of tangible and intangible cultural heritage Elizabeth Macknight explains the significance of nobles’ conservationist traditions for public engagement with the history of France. During the French Revolution nobles’ property was seized, destroyed, or sold off by the nation. State intervention during the nineteenth century meant historic monuments became protected under law in the public interest. The Journées du Pat ... More

Keywords: heritage, nobility, memory, family, France

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781526120519
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9781526120519.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Elizabeth C. Macknight, author
Senior Lecturer in European History at the University of Aberdeen