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Berenson, Edward 1949-

Works: 31 works in 111 publications in 3 languages and 6,799 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Church history  Academic theses  Trials, litigation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: F128.64.L6, 974.71
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Most widely held works by Edward Berenson
The Statue of Liberty : a transatlantic story by Edward Berenson( Book )

7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 695 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 )

18 editions published between 1991 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annotation Early in the evening of 16 March 1914 Henriette Caillaux, the wife of a powerful French cabinet minister, paid an unexpected call to her husband's most implacable enemy, Le Figaro editor Gaston Calmette. Madame Caillaux wore an expensive fur coat with a large fur muff to protect her hands from the wintry cold. Concealed inside the muff was a Browning automatic. After murmuring a few words, she drew her weapon and fired six shots at point-blank range. Calmette slumped to the floor, fatally wounded; office workers seized Madame Caillaux, smoking gun in hand. Four months later Henriette Caillaux stood accused of murder before the Paris Cour d'assises. The date was 20 July 1914, just two weeks before Europe exploded into war. So mesmerizing was the trial that for seven long days the French press virtually ignored the looming conflict. As late as 29 July, some seventy-two hours before France mobilized for war, several leading journals devoted more front-page space to the Caillaux Affair than to the hostilities abroad. In this elegant work of microhistory, Edward Berenson tells the story of what was for commentators of the Belle Epoque "the trial of the century". Never before had a criminal proceeding featured depositions from the president of the Republic; many of its participants ranked among the most powerful and noteworthy members of French society. They included two former prime ministers, cabinet ministers, members of parliament, directors of the leading newspapers, medical experts, literary celebrities, and intellectual luminaries. From his close analysis of this discrete but momentous event, Berenson draws a fascinating portrait of the wider field of politics and culture surroundingit. He considers the ways in which French men and women perceived some of the most fundamental concerns of their age: the meaning of crime and criminality, the power and venality of the press, the changing relations between w
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 491 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 th
Heroes of empire : five charismatic men and the conquest of Africa by Edward Berenson( Book )

14 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 452 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 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Constructing charisma : celebrity, fame, and power in nineteenth-century Europe by Edward Berenson( Book )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 210 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 fa
La statue de la Liberté histoire dune icône franco-américaine by Edward Berenson( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in French and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Populist religion and Republican Left in France, 1848-1851 : the diffusion of Democrate-Socialiste ideology in the French countryside by Edward Berenson( )

4 editions published between 1980 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The devote was variously described as falsely pious, naive, hyper-sexed, a conniving prude, a model housewife or anorexic, neglectful mother. The devote -- real or imagined -- challenged power relationships in the domestic sphere and made strange bedfellows of some anticlerical and Catholic critics alike, while female religiosity intersected with taxonomies of new pathologies, particularly hysteria. Throughout this period, an anxiety about ascertaining female sincerity made it seemingly impossible to reconcile spiritual life with reason, although some Catholics attempted to do so. Focusing on the case of the devout Comtesse d'Adhemar, who, in her writings during final decades of the nineteenth century sought to reconcile Catholicism with the democratic order, I explore how the devote could be at once progressive (using the tools of modernity and proclaiming a better sort for women, including expanded political rights) and traditional (remaining faithful to a submissive, domestic role, committed to essentialist ideas of female "nature"). Whether as caricature or historical case study, the devote challenges our bifurcated view of religious and gendered questions and is a point of entry into a more complex examination of fin-de-siecle society
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 7 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 7 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
Europe in the modern world : a new narrative history, since 1500 by Edward Berenson( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The trial of Madame Caillaux by Edward Berenson( Recording )

2 editions published between 1992 and 2005 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In recounting the trial of Henriette Caillaux, 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
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 2 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

General education at UCLA : a proposal for change( Book )

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

Politics and the French peasantry : the debate continues by Edward Berenson( )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Hubert Lyautey and the French seizure of Morocco by Edward Berenson( )

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

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에드워드, 베랜슨 1949-

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