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Corbin, Alain

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Works: 380 works in 1,350 publications in 11 languages and 15,793 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Interviews  Chronologies  Case studies  Personal narratives‡vFrench 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Editor, Publishing director, Director, Thesis advisor, Other, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Contributor, Interviewee, Dedicatee, Creator, coo, Honoree, Research team head
Classifications: GT2847, 394
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Most widely held works about Alain Corbin
 
Most widely held works by Alain Corbin
The foul and the fragrant : odor and the French social imagination by Alain Corbin( Book )

73 editions published between 1983 and 2006 in 7 languages and held by 1,120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At once encyclopedic and impressionistic, The Foul and the Fragrant is a masterful exposition of odors and the perception of odors from 1750 to the 'Pasteurian revolution' of the late nineteenth century. It is an important and, at times, fascinating voyage... Exploring with imagination and audacity the changing role of smell in the anxieties and antagonisms of the modern world, Corbin reminds us that social history, too long sanitized and too often abstract, must make room for the senses
The village of cannibals : rage and murder in France, 1870 by Alain Corbin( Book )

40 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 881 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De spanning, veroorzaakt door het slecht nieuws van het front en de aanhoudende droogte, ontlaadt zich in 1870 in een dorpje in de Dordogne op een edelman die op beestachtige wijze door boeren vermoord wordt
Women for hire : prostitution and sexuality in France after 1850 by Alain Corbin( Book )

39 editions published between 1978 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 811 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of an unknown : the rediscovered world of a clog maker in nineteenth-century France by Alain Corbin( Book )

25 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Alain Corbin embarks on a journey that is part history and part metaphysics: recreating the life and world of a man about whom nothing is known except for his entries in the civil registries and historical knowledge about the times in which he lived. Risen from death and utter obscurity is Louis-Francois Pinagot, a forester and clog maker who lived during the heart of the nineteenth century - the age of Romanticism, of Hugo and Berlioz - from the Napoleonic Wars to the Third Republic." "The result is a picture of the way people lived along the forest's edge during this tumultuous and eventful time in the history of France - and of the world. How did the residents of this unique community live and work together? How did life in the village differ from life in the forest? How did the church and various governments of France affect the everyday lives of these people, and of Pinagot in particular? With The Life of an Unknown, Alain Corbin presents a full record of a life, comprised of supposition, with room for each reader to insert his or her own imaginings onto the scene."--Jacket
Village bells : sound and meaning in the nineteenth-century French countryside by Alain Corbin( Book )

22 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the French Canton of Brienne in November 1799, local authorities were scandalized when a crowd of girls broke through the doors of the church and rang the bells in order to mark the festival of St. Catherine. Religious use of the bells was forbidden by law, but the villagers boldly insisted on their right to celebrate with peals the feast of a beloved saint. So begins Village Bells, Alain Corbin's exploration of the "auditory landscape" of nineteenth-century France, a story of lost sensory experiences and forgotten passions. In the nineteenth century, these instruments were symbols of their towns and objects of both ecclesiastic and civic pride. Bell-ringing served practical purposes of communication, marking both religious and secular time, as well as calling citizens to pray, assemble, take arms, or beware of danger. As Corbin shows, the bells also reflected the social, political, and religious struggles of the time. To control the bells was to control the symbolic order, rhythm, and loyalties of French village and country life. Using church archives and local documents, Corbin forges a unique history of the role of bells from the aftermath of the Revolution to the dawn of the twentieth century
Le miasme et la jonquille : l'odorat et l'imaginaire social XVIIIe-XIXe siècles by Alain Corbin( Book )

48 editions published between 1982 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Etude historique détaillée de la perception olfactive et analyse des comportements sociaux qui viennent se greffer sur des théories reliées aux senteurs. Les changements dans les moeurs ont été influencés par les découvertes de la chimie et le développement des soins d'hygiène publique et privée
The lure of the sea : the discovery of the seaside in the western world, 1750-1840 by Alain Corbin( Book )

15 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This major new work will be of interest to students and researchers in the history of early modern society, culture, literature, and art, and anyone interested in the changing ways in which the sea and the shore have been perceived in Western culture
L'avènement des loisirs : 1850-1960 by Alain Corbin( Book )

29 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in French and Japanese and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comment l'invention des usages modernes du temps s'est-elle effectuée? Comment l'ascension du désir de temps libre et de voyage, la soif d'aventures, le besoin de sensations nouvelles se sont-ils combinés à l'accélération des rythmes de vie
Le territoire du vide : l'Occident et le désir du rivage, 1750-1840 by Alain Corbin( Book )

29 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in French and Dutch and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De ontwikkeling -in de loop van de tijd- van afkeer en vrees voor de zee naar verlangen en fascinatie
Time, desire, and horror : towards a history of the senses by Alain Corbin( Book )

7 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alain Corbin is one of the foremost social and cultural historians in Europe today. In this elegant and lucid study he argues that the 1860s were a crucial period for western civilization, characterized by radical changes in the way Europeans viewed themselves and their world. Focusing on France, Corbin shows how order was imposed on the urban space of its capital city, with the creation of great boulevards, airy apartment buildings, parks, lights and sewers. The whole of the country, he claims, was deeply affected by the new mobility of its population, and by the more rapid circulation of commodities and information. Using the example of prostitution, he describes the way in which new modes of social control and policing emerged. Throughout the period, he suggests, there developed a new concern for the self and the body, for the fashioning of appearances and all things intimate. Corbin argues that attention to personal hygiene now became a requirement, and biological anxiety was focused on the three social plagues of alcoholism, tuberculosis and venereal disease. Finally, he argues that, with the increase in the speed of travel and communication, marked changes took place in Europeans' conception of time, and in particular their desire for free time, time to oneself. The book will be welcomed by students and researchers in the social and cultural history of Europe, and of early modern France in particular
Les filles de noce : misère sexuelle et prostitution : 19e et 20e siècles by Alain Corbin( Book )

24 editions published between 1978 and 1982 in French and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Etude historique très détaillée de la prostitution en France, de 1871 à 1914. La période 1914-1978 est traitée plus brièvement dans la conclusion, p. 485-535. Nombreuses notes et références au bas des pages, en plus de la bibliographie imposante de la fin
Les cloches de la terre : paysage sonore et culture sensible dans les campagnes au XIXe siècle by Alain Corbin( Book )

20 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in French and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le temps, le désir et l'horreur : essais sur le dix-neuvième siècle by Alain Corbin( Book )

20 editions published between 1991 and 2000 in French and German and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un ensemble de petits essais, déjà parus dans des revues spécialisées, et traitant de divers aspects de la société du XIXe siècle, notamment de la prostitution
Histoire du corps( Book )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in French and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ce premier volume d'une série de trois qui entend faire la synthèse de la recherche historique sur l'évolution culturelle du corps dans la société occidentale est consacré à l'émergence du corps moderne. Avec la Renaissance, le corps se singularise dans toute son autonomie. L'accentuation des impositions collectives vient contrebalancer les affranchissements individuels
Histoire du corps by Alain Corbin( Book )

14 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in French and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ce deuxième volume d'une série de trois qui entend faire la synthèse de la recherche historique sur l'évolution culturelle du corps dans la société occidentale est consacré au corps des anatomistes, au corps observé, manipulé, disséqué, et aussi au corps qui souffre et qui jouit
Histoire du corps( Book )

17 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in French and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ce dernier volume entend faire la synthèse de la recherche historique sur l'évolution culturelle du corps dans la société occidentale de la fin du XIXe siècle à nos jours. Traite notamment des thèmes suivants : le corps et la guerre, le corps au cinéma, le statut du corps dans les camps d'extermination, le corps anormal, l'invention du corps génétique, le corps et la médecine
1515 et les grandes dates de l'histoire de France revisitées par les grands historiens d'aujourd'hui by Alain Corbin( Book )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in French and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

50 historiens font le point des connaissances actuelles sur près de soixante dates phares de l'histoire de France
A history of virility by Alain Corbin( Book )

6 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How has the meaning of manhood changed over time? A History of Virility follows this fascinating trajectory, beginning with ancient conceptions of the male gender, which persisted, with significant alterations, for centuries. While virility was challenged during the Enlightenment, its preeminence was restored by social forms of male bonding in the nineteenth century. Pacifist, feminist, and gay rights movements chipped away at models of codes of virility during the next hundred years, and then twentieth-century conceptions of maleness introduced a "virility on edge," a fraught development we contend with today. These original essays, written by an international group of scholars including Arlette Farge, Jean-Paul Bertaud, Christelle Taraud, and Fabrice Virgili, add an intriguing sociohistorical dimension to our understanding of the evolution of virility. Unsettling popular accounts of politics and culture, these authors consider painting, sculpture, literature, philosophy, film, and cultural and sociological critique to expand our knowledge of fascism, nationalism, liberalism, classicism, and colonialism. -- from back cover
La prostitution à Paris au XIXe siècle by A.-J.-B Parent-Duchâtelet( Book )

12 editions published between 1981 and 2008 in French and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Archaisme et modernité en Limousin au XIXe siècle, 1845-1880 by Alain Corbin( Book )

17 editions published between 1975 and 1999 in French and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The foul and the fragrant : odor and the French social imagination
Alternative Names
Alain Corbin Frans historicus

Alain Corbin französischer Historiker und Hochschullehrer

Alain Corbin French historian

Alain Corbin historiador francés

Alain Corbin historien français spécialiste de l'histoire des sens et des sensibilités

Corbin, Alain 1936-

Korben, Alen

Корбен, Ален

꼬르벵, 알렝 1936-

코르뱅, 알랭 1936-

アラン・コルバン

コルバン, A

コルバン, アラン

Languages
French (326)

English (101)

German (27)

Japanese (20)

Italian (15)

Dutch (5)

Chinese (2)

Turkish (2)

Czech (2)

Polish (1)

Korean (1)

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The village of cannibals : rage and murder in France, 1870Women for hire : prostitution and sexuality in France after 1850The life of an unknown : the rediscovered world of a clog maker in nineteenth-century FranceVillage bells : sound and meaning in the nineteenth-century French countrysideThe lure of the sea : the discovery of the seaside in the western world, 1750-1840Time, desire, and horror : towards a history of the senses1515 et les grandes dates de l'histoire de France revisitées par les grands historiens d'aujourd'hui