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La guerre civile romaine dans la tragédie française (1550-1650). Analyse poétique et politique

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dc.contributor Háskóli Íslands
dc.contributor University of Iceland
dc.contributor Université Sorbonne-Nouvelle Paris 3
dc.contributor.advisor Hélène Merlin-Kajman, Ásdís R. Magnúsdóttir
dc.contributor.author Kristinsdóttir, Guðrún
dc.date.accessioned 2022-02-04T12:20:46Z
dc.date.available 2022-02-04T12:20:46Z
dc.date.issued 2022-01-20
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11815/2883
dc.description.abstract The initial question at the origin of the research pertains to the relevance of the political reading of French tragedies from 1550 to 1650, a question raised by the importance of Roman history in the choice of the themes of the tragedies. Based on a limited corpus of 14 plays, those which use the exempla from the history of the Roman Civil War, it shows first that the French tragedies under study express a variety of political ideas and positions, and that some of them perform what one might call a work of elucidation, first regarding the political situations linked to the wars of religion and later to the affirmation of an absolute monarchy. Neither directly political pamphlets, nor scholarly treatises, these tragedies express these positions and thoughts only indirectly through the poetics of each play as a whole. Their political reading therefore requires a poetic analysis. This analysis reveals that the history of the Roman Civil War was a meaningful allegorical material at work in each of the plays studied, but also that it provided a common medium of expression to the authors and to certain protagonists of French history. In particular, the Roman exempla provided a coding of the tripartition of the opposing camps. The use of these exempla varies not only according to the affinities of the authors with their respective political circles (Protestants, leaguers, « political » Catholics) but also according to the period of creation. During the XVIth century, the tragedies granted the vanquished the opportunity to voice their grievances to the victors ; in the XVIIth century, Octavian and the nature of his reign are the center of attention.
dc.description.sponsorship This thesis was written with a PhD-grant from the University of Iceland – Eimskip Research Fund, from 2019-2021. Also, the Centre for Research in the Humanities at the University of Iceland and Erasmus+ (via the University of Iceland) both provided travel funds to enable me to attend conferences abroad and to conduct research at the French National Library in Paris.
dc.language.iso fr
dc.publisher University of Iceland, School of Humanities, Faculty of Languages and Cultures
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/embargo
dc.subject French tragedy (1550-1650), French wars of religion, poetics, Saint-Bartholomew massacre, exemplum, Roman Civil War, Renaissance court festivals, allegory, victors and vanquished
dc.subject Franskar bókmenntir
dc.subject Doktorsritgerðir
dc.title La guerre civile romaine dans la tragédie française (1550-1650). Analyse poétique et politique
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/doctoralThesis
dc.contributor.department Faculty of Languages and Cultures
dc.contributor.school School of Humanities

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