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Berenson, Edward 1949-

Works: 29 works in 99 publications in 3 languages and 5,063 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Church history  Trials, litigation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: DC373.C25, 916.042309224
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Most widely held works by Edward Berenson
The trial of Madame Caillaux by Edward Berenson( )
22 editions published between 1991 and 1996 in English and held by 1,759 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
Heroes of empire five charismatic men and the conquest of Africa by Edward Berenson( )
12 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and French and held by 1,365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
During the decades of empire (1870-1914), legendary heroes and their astonishing deeds of conquest gave imperialism a recognizable human face. Henry Morton Stanley, Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza, Charles Gordon, Jean-Baptiste Marchand, and Hubert Lyautey all braved almost unimaginable dangers among "savage" people for their nation's greater good. This vastly readable book, the first comparative history of colonial heroes in Britain and France, shows via unforgettable portraits the shift from public veneration of the peaceful conqueror to unbridled passion for the vanquishing hero. Edward Berenson
The Statue of Liberty : a transatlantic story by Edward Berenson( Book )
6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 709 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
Populist religion and left-wing politics in France, 1830-1852 by Edward Berenson( Book )
12 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in English and held by 515 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
The French Republic : history, values, debates ( Book )
9 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Constructing charisma : celebrity, fame, and power in nineteenth-century Europe by Edward Berenson( Book )
10 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 235 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 31 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( )
2 editions published between 1980 and 1982 in English and held by 5 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 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
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
From Christian militants to republican renovators: The third ralliement of Catholics in postwar France, 1944--1965 by Arthur Plaza( Book )
2 editions 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
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
Writing Scandal Popular Media and the Bagnes d'Enfants , 1920-1945 by Kari Evanson( )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library 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
A permanent revolution : the historiography of 1789 by Edward Berenson( Book )
1 edition published in 1995 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Mots pour Maux maladies nerveuses et écrits contagieux sous le Second Empire et la Troisième République by Nils Froment( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
This dissertation studies the reciprocal influence of medical and literary diagnostics regarding the emergence and development of nervous diseases in the second half of the nineteenth century. Whereas the influence of reading medical treatises on the writings of Flaubert, Baudelaire, the brothers Goncourt, Michelet, Zola or Huysmans has been studied at length, critics have hardly examined its counterpart: the use by the medical world of such writers and their writings to achieve clinical and political objectives. Examining the nature of the motives that lie behind the production of such novels and comparing them to the medical and social concerns of the time leads one to believe that these writers were working towards the same goal than doctors and politicians of the time: the eradication of nervous diseases via their grotesque representations
Career Ambitions: Representations of the Legal Professions in France, 1830--1850 by Emily Craighead Teising( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
This dissertation explores the nature of ambition in Post-Revolutionary France through the representations of lawyers in nineteenth-century French novels. Why, in the mid-nineteenth century, did representations of lawyers in French literature shift so dramatically from the comical (Maitre Pathelin served as a model for lawyers in literature until the 1820s) to the nefarious (Jacques Ferrand terrorized clients in Eugene Sue's Les Mysteres de Paris, 1842)? In a new era of democracy, the Napoleonic Codes were supposed to make the law transparent and accessible to all. This project reveals that novelists, many of them trained as lawyers, tell instead a social history about the virtue and vice of ambition as lawyers strengthen their roles as go-betweens for individuals, families and legal institutions in popular literature between the 1830 and 1848 revolutions. Using novels by Honore de Balzac and George Sand, and lesser-known writers like Leon Gozlan and Emile Souvestre, with primary sources including legal handbooks and physiologies, I rely on literary, historical and legal modes of analysis to argue that lawyers took on a new symbolic role in literature when they became intermediaries with access to family secrets, holding unparalleled sway over their clients. My project finds that literature reflects and motivates social change in post-revolutionary France by both imagining the possibilities, and warning of the dangers that empowering lawyers could present
Populist religion and left-wing politics in France, 1890-1852 by Edward Berenson( Book )
1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library 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 1 WorldCat member library 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
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
General education at UCLA : a proposal for change ( Book )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
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