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Pestdamp en bloesemgeur : een geschiedenis van de reuk

Alain Corbin (author)

Pestdamp en bloesemgeur : een geschiedenis van de reuk

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Title
Pestdamp en bloesemgeur : een geschiedenis van de reuk
Author
Alain Corbin
Language
Dutch
Original title
Le miasme et la jonquille : l'odorat et l'imaginaire social 18e-19e siecles
Publisher
Nijmegen: SUN, 1986
380 p. : ill.
ISBN
90-6168-244-4

About Alain Corbin

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Alain Corbin (born January 12, 1936 in Lonlay-l'Abbaye) is a French historian. He is a specialist of the 19th century in France and in microhistory.

Trained in the Annales School, Corbin's work has moved away from the large-scale collective structures studied by Fernand Braudel towards a history of sensibilities which is closer to Lucien Febvre's history of mentalités. His books have explored the histories of such subjects as male desire and prostitution, sensory experience of smell and sound, and the 1870 burning of a young nobleman in a Dordogne village.

Works

Bibliography

  • For a general overview on his work, see S. Godfrey "Alain Corbin : Making Sense of French History », French Historical Studies, vol. 25, n° 2, 2002, p. 381-398
  • See also Dominique kalifa, "L’expérience, le désir et l’histoire. Alain Corbin ou le tournant culturel silencieux", in “Alain Cor…Read more on Wikipedia