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By Valerie Mainz

This booklet examines a number visible photos of army recruitment to discover altering notions of glory, or of gloire, during the French Revolution. It increases questions on how this occasion re-orientated notions of ‘citizenship’ and of provider to ‘la Patrie’. the hole strains of the Marseillaise are grandly declamatory: Allons enfants de los angeles Patrie/le jour de gloire est arrivé!  or, in English: Arise, young children of the Homeland/The day of glory has arrived! What do those phrases suggest of their later eighteenth-century French context? What was once gloire and the way was once it replaced by way of the progressive approach? This army tune, later followed because the nationwide anthem, represents a deceptively unifying second of collective engagement within the making of the fashionable French country. Valerie Mainz questions this via a detailed examine of visible imagery facing the problem of army recruitment.  From neoclassical portray to renowned prints, such photographs usually handled the shift from civilian to soldier, concentrating on how males, and never girls, have been known as to serve the Homeland.

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