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Berenson, Edward 1949-

Works: 36 works in 138 publications in 3 languages and 7,550 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Church history  Academic theses  Trials, litigation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor
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Most widely held works by Edward Berenson
The Statue of Liberty : a transatlantic story by Edward Berenson( Book )

9 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 711 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A universally recognized icon, the Statue of Liberty is perhaps the most beloved of all American symbols. Yet no one living in 1885, when the crated monument arrived in New York Harbor, could have foreseen the central place the Statue of Liberty would come to occupy in the American imagination. With the particular insights of a cultural historian and scholar of French history, Edward Berenson tells the little-known stories of the statue's improbable beginnings, transatlantic connections, and the changing meanings it has held for each successive American generation. --from publisher description
The trial of Madame Caillaux by Edward Berenson( Book )

31 editions published between 1991 and 1996 in English and held by 690 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edward Berenson recounts the trial of Henriette Caillaux, the wife of a powerful French cabinet minister, who murdered her husband's enemy Le Figaro editor Gaston Calmette, in March 1914, on the eve of World War I. In analyzing this momentous event, Berenson draws a fascinating portrait of Belle Epoque politics and culture
Populist religion and left-wing politics in France, 1830-1852 by Edward Berenson( Book )

16 editions published between 1984 and 2016 in English and held by 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examining the democratic-socialist politics of the Second Republic, Edward Berenson delves into the largely unexplored content of the Montagnards' ideology and traces its diffusion and reception in the populist religious culture of rural France. This book shows how the urbanbased Montagnards were able to appeal to rural Frenchmen by advocating doctrines grounded in the ideals and morality of early Christianity. Originally published in 1984. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
Heroes of empire : five charismatic men and the conquest of Africa by Edward Berenson( Book )

14 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines, through the lives of five important English and French figures, the history of the exploration and colonization of Africa between 1870 and 1914, and the role the mass media played in promoting colonial conquest
The French Republic : history, values, debates by Vincent Duclert( Book )

11 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Founded in 1792, the French Republic is currently in its fifth incarnation. This contributed volume offers perspectives on the central part republicanism continues to play in French life, exploring the issues at the centre of public debate, including immigration, identity, laicity and gender
Constructing charisma : celebrity, fame, and power in nineteenth-century Europe by Edward Berenson( Book )

15 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Railroads, telegraphs, lithographs, photographs, and mass periodicals--the major technological advances of the 19th century seemed to diminish the space separating people from one another, creating new and apparently closer, albeit highly mediated, social relationships. Nowhere was this phenomenon more evident than in the relationship between celebrity and fan, leader and follower, the famous and the unknown. By mid-century, heroes and celebrities constituted a new and powerful social force, as innovations in print and visual media made it possible for ordinary people to identify with the famous; to feel they knew the hero, leader, or "star"; to imagine that public figures belonged to their private lives. This volume examines the origins and nature of modern mass media and the culture of celebrity and fame they helped to create. Crossing disciplines and national boundaries, the book focuses on arts celebrities (Sarah Bernhardt, Byron and Liszt); charismatic political figures (Napoleon and Wilhelm II); famous explorers (Stanley and Brazza); and celebrated fictional characters (Cyrano de Bergerac)
Les héros de l'Empire : Brazza, Marchand, Lyautey, Gordon et Stanley à la conquête de l'Afrique by Edward Berenson( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in French and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La statue de la Liberté histoire dune icône franco-américaine by Edward Berenson( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in French and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Icône universellement connue, la statue de la Liberté est sans doute le plus significatif de tous les symboles américains. Pourtant, quand le monument a vu le jour à Paris en 1883 et est arrivé dans le port de New York deux ans plus tard, ses contemporains n’auraient jamais pensé que ce cadeau du peuple français aux États-Unis occuperait une place prépondérante dans l’imaginaire des Américains. [...] Edward Berenson retrace avec son regard d’historien américain mais aussi de fin connaisseur de l’histoire culturelle française, le périple de cette aventure, des difficultés financières au scepticisme des gouvernements de part et d’autre de l’Atlantique jusqu’à ce que la ténacité de quelques-uns vienne à bout de toutes ces vicissitudes. Il nous livre également sa réflexion sur les diverses interprétations que la statue de la Liberté a pu inspirer, traductions de son universalité (4e de couv.)
Europe in the Modern World : a new narrative history, since 1500 by Edward Berenson( Book )

5 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The book is an unusually engaging narrative history of Europe since 1500 ... highlights the major episodes of the European past and vividly connects those episodes to major international events. Each chapter opens with a compelling biographical sketch--from Toussaint Louverture to Leni Riefenstahl--that gives the book's ideas a vibrant, human face, while 'Writing History' exercises at the end of each chapter offer students step-by-step guidance toward effective, polished prose. Taken together, the end-of-chapter exercises constitute a powerful expository writing program unique to this book."--Provided by publisher
Populist religion and Republican Left in France, 1848-1851 : the diffusion of Democrate-Socialiste ideology in the French countryside by Edward Berenson( )

5 editions published between 1980 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History and the Past in the Legislative Debates of the French Revolution, 1789-1792 by James C Mazza( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study challenges the assumption that an indictment and discarding of history formed the only strand of the French Revolution's discourse about the past. A consideration of debates and speeches in the Constituent Assembly (1789--1791) and the Legislative Assembly (1791--1792) reveals that engagement with the national past was part of the revolutionary experience. During 1789--1791 deputies in the center and on the left looked back to the examples of pre-Bourbon representative assemblies and Christian antiquity. Deputies periodized the past into distinct eras, agreed that despotism made its appearance in the early seventeenth century, and skipped over the Bourbon era to return to what was valuable in the political practice of the Renaissance and Middle Ages. These deputies were influenced by pre-Revolutionary ways of thinking about the past, while also injecting modern invocations of national will and sovereignty into their evocations of past ages
Writing Scandal Popular Media and the Bagnes d'Enfants, 1920-1945 by Kari Evanson( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The campaign for the reform of the juvenile justice system went beyond a simple turf war between specialists. The national press and certain key journalists were vocal players, while the cause also caught the attention of humanitarian organizations and literary figures such as Jacques Prevert and Jean Genet. These actors mobilized a variety of sources, from the traditional avenues of meetings and pamphlets, to newer forms of mobilization such as literary journalism, cinema, and the novel to tell the story of the disinherited child. What united this disparate group was the use of emotions such as compassion and indignation as well as the ability to link the plight of disinherited children to the larger question of the health of the Republic. By combining approaches from sociology, literary criticism, and cultural history, my dissertation project examines the discursive history of a reform movement, with an eye to illuminating how the court of public opinion was solicited and mobilized in the denunciation of juvenile prisons and defense of children's rights, thereby shedding light not only on social organization and deviance in the interwar period but also on modes of literary expression in the service of social change
Reactionary or Modern? The Devote in Fact and Fiction in Late Nineteenth-Century France by Rachel Marie Wimpee( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the lasting legacies of the Third Republic is its sweeping secularizing mission. My dissertation examines the figure of the devoutly Catholic woman -- or devote -- in this context, from the beginnings of the Third Republic to the 1905 separation of church and state. Applying an interdisciplinary approach using novels of Balzac, the Goncourt brothers, Zola, and popular novelists, visual representations, medical treatises, essays, funeral remembrances, personal letters, and other sources, I explore representations of the devote as they reflected social, political, and gendered anxieties about the tenacity of republican institutions, the role of women in private and public, the reach of Catholic ideas to French citizens, and the differences between men and women during the period
Unifying the French nation : Savorgnan de Brazza and the Third republic by Edward Berenson( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why France? : American historians reflect on an enduring fascination( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Laura Lee Downs and Stéphane Gerson commissioned a diverse array of historians to write autobiographical essays in which they explore their intellectual, political, and personal engagements with France and its past
From Christian militants to republican renovators: The third ralliement of Catholics in postwar France, 1944--1965 by Arthur Plaza( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This thesis examines the relationship between religion and political culture in France from the interwar period through the 1960s. It explores why leaders or militants from interwar Catholic Action associations committed to establishing a "Christian social order" embraced the Republic at the Liberation and founded a new political party to rally Catholics to Republican institutions, policies, and values. Their innovation, the Mouvement Republicain Populaire, a French incarnation of a Christian Democratic party, bore characteristics of the religious beliefs and practices that its members had adopted in their Catholic social activism. Its structures, policies, and rhetoric were steeped in Catholic social doctrine and personalist philosophy. In the postwar decades it constituted a means for Catholics to shape the Republic through democratic politics, with important consequences both for Catholic political cultures and the secular Republic
La statue de la liberté histoire d'une icône franco-américaine by Edward Berenson( )

2 editions published in 2013 in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The trial of Madame Caillaux by Edward Berenson( Recording )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In recounting the trial of Henriette Caillaus, the wife of a powerful French cabinet minister who murdered her husband's enemy Le Figaro editor Gaston Calmette on the eve of World War I, [the author] draws a ... portrait of Belle Epoque politics and culture.-Back cover
General education at UCLA : a proposal for change( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Imagining le peuple nouveau: Medicine and the press in French Algeria 1870--1914 by Charlotte Ann Legg( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Between 1870 and 1914 the European settlers in French colonial Algeria came to understand themselves as a distinct cultural and ethnic community. Emphasizing a shared physical experience of settlement, settler journalists, readers, doctors and patients attempted to establish a unity of sensibilities and aspirations amongst European groups of diverse national origins. Their narratives of what they came to refer to as an 'Algerien ' community, however, were formulated within a wider field of colonial power relations shaped by the ideas and actions of French authorities in the metropole and indigenous groups in the colonized territory. This dissertation charts the journalistic and medical debates which surrounded the construction of an 'Algerien' people to reveal the operation of colonial power in Algeria. I demonstrate how settler self-representations encouraged the formation of a dominant masculine identity characterized by physical strength and liberated physical expression. This incarnation of the ' Algerien', I argue, had a significant impact on social relations within the colonized territory, and posed a considerable challenge to imperialist ideals of French 'civilization'. The tension which emerged between French and 'Algerien' cultural and political identifications, however, proved useful to groups oppressed or marginalized within imperial structures, as settler women, indigenous Arabs, Berbers and Jews strategically mobilized competing ideals in an effort to reform political and social hierarchies, or propose radically different forms of community
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The trial of Madame Caillaux
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에드워드, 베랜슨 1949-

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Heroes of empire : five charismatic men and the conquest of AfricaThe French Republic : history, values, debatesConstructing charisma : celebrity, fame, and power in nineteenth-century EuropeWhy France? : American historians reflect on an enduring fascination