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D’une Grèce l’autre : l’écriture de l’histoire dans les récits de voyage en Grèce de Chateaubriand et Edgar Quinet

Abstract : Early after the fall of the ottoman domination, the French travelers went to Greece in order to wander through a land full of history, with a glorious past but a deceiving present. Chateaubriand and Quinet were writers and travelers who reported the crisis lived at the turning point of the Hellenic war of independence (1821-1830). Through their gaze of “borders-men” – both writers and historians – these French painters of the Greek landscape described a plurivocal Hellade, at the beginning and the end of the war of national uprising. This study question the intrusion of history in their fictional travel narratives and report the making of their Greek thought situated at the heart of their respective career. The romantic historiography was just at its premises because history as a scientific discipline was barely emerging. Thus, through the prism of literature and imagination, travel narrative was a fitting genre for writing history, propitious to the fragmentation of speeches by the work of palimpsest. As Januses with their eyes turned to the past as well as to the future, in Greece, Chateaubriand and Quinet inscribed themselves in the history of their time, at the turning point of the European Revolutions, through a writing of the immediate history while painting landscapes with historical dimension
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Jeanne Vauloup. D’une Grèce l’autre : l’écriture de l’histoire dans les récits de voyage en Grèce de Chateaubriand et Edgar Quinet. Linguistique. Université Clermont Auvergne, 2017. Français. ⟨NNT : 2017CLFAL013⟩. ⟨tel-01723286⟩

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