The republican line: caricature and French republican identity 1830-52

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The years between 1830 and 1852 were turbulent ones in French politics - but were also a golden age for French political caricature. Caricature was wielded as a political weapon, so much so that in 1835 the French politician Adolphe Thiers claimed that 'nothing was more dangerous' than graphic satire. This book is the first full study of French political caricature during the critical years of the July Monarchy (1830-48) and the Second Republic (1848-52). Focusing on the crucial question of republicanism, it shows how caricature was used - by both republicans and anti-republicans - to discuss, define and articulate notions of republican identity during this highly significant period in modern French and European history.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationManchester
PublisherManchester University Press
Number of pages296
ISBN (Print)978-0-7190-8935-0
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2015

Publication series

NameStudies in Modern French History
PublisherManchester University Press


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