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dc.contributor.advisorLazzaro-Weis, Carol M., 1949-eng
dc.contributor.authorBaldridge, Kalyn Rochelleeng
dc.date.issued2016eng
dc.date.submitted2016 springeng
dc.descriptionDissertation supervisor: Dr. Carol Lazzaro-Weis.eng
dc.descriptionIncludes vita.eng
dc.description.abstractMaria Antonia Josepha Joanna, or as she is most well-known, Marie-Antoinette (1755-1793) spent her entire life under the watchful eye of many. Fashioned from birth as an Austrian aristocrat, she was transported to France at age fourteen to meet and marry the future king of France. From the onset of her arrival, French writers made attempts to capture what they observed. However, personal bias, political leanings, and accepted rumor led them to do more than record what they saw. Rather than simply narrate a scene, these early witnesses of Marie-Antoinette became the interpreters of her thoughts, motives and feelings. As these interpretations grew, they became widely accepted as truth and eventually became the agents leading to Marie-Antoinette's demise, as previous biographers and historians of Marie-Antoinette have amply discussed. In this dissertation I suggest going beyond an analysis of the literature that led to Marie-Antoinette's death, and examining the numerous times that Marie-Antoinette's story was reinterpreted during the century after her death. I will examine nineteenth-century texts from several different authors and genres, including: the historical biographies of Christophe de Montjoye, Lafont d'Aussonne, Alcide de Beauchesne, Edmond and Jules Goncourt, and Horace de Viel-Castel; the eye-witness testimonies of Jean-Baptist Clery, Henriette Campan, and Rosalie Lamorliere; the historical fiction of Elisabeth Guenard Brossin de Mere and Alexandre Dumas; and finally the archival compilations of Emile Campardon and Gaston Lenotre. I will examine each author's choice of genre, as well as how contemporary trends in literature, historical studies and even politics influenced their interpretation of Marie-Antoinette.eng
dc.description.bibrefIncludes bibliographical references (pages 255-261).eng
dc.format.extent1 online resource (iv, 262 pages) : illustrationseng
dc.identifier.merlinb118682477eng
dc.identifier.oclc987381756eng
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10355/56208
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.32469/10355/56208eng
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartofcollectionUniversity of Missouri--Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertationseng
dc.rightsOpenAccesseng
dc.rights.licenseThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 License.eng
dc.subject.FASTHistorical criticism (Literature) -- Historiographyeng
dc.subject.FASTMarie Antoinette, Queen, consort of Louis XVI, King of France, 1755-1793eng
dc.titleL'Auguste Autrichienne : representations of Marie-Antoinette in 19th century French literature and historyeng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplineFrench (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelDoctoraleng
thesis.degree.namePh. D.eng


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