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Commémorer Napoléon : Gouverner par la mémoire ? Avec Patrice Gueniffey.

Les Matins de France Culture

durée : 01:59:53 - Les Matins - par : Guillaume Erner - . - réalisation : Vivien Demeyère

1hr 59mins

1 Mar 2021

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Commémorer Napoléon : gouverner par la mémoire ? Avec Patrice Gueniffey

L'Invité(e) des Matins de France Culture

durée : 00:43:14 - L'Invité(e) des Matins - par : Guillaume Erner, Pauline Chanu - Le sujet des politiques de la mémoire se réimpose au sommet de l'État et dans la société à l'occasion du bicentenaire de la mort de Napoléon, le 5 mai prochain. - réalisation : Vivien Demeyère - invités : Patrice Gueniffey historien, directeur d'études à l'EHESS

43mins

1 Mar 2021

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Peter McPhee on 'Napoleon and de Gaulle' by Patrice Gueniffey

The ABR Podcast

Napoleon Bonaparte and Charles de Gaulle are two of the most polarising figures in French history. In today’s episode, Peter Rose talks to leading historian Peter McPhee about Patrice Gueniffey’s new book on the lasting impact of these two leaders and the French people’s fascination with ‘great men’. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

27mins

16 Dec 2020

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Patrice Gueniffey

Une heure avec...

En cette rentrée marquée par le plan de relance de notre économie, les tensions géopolitiques et les prodromes de l’élection présidentielle, Patrice Gueniffey, directeur d’études à l’EHESS, historien spécialiste de la Révolution Française et de Napoléon, bon connaisseur de Charles de Gaulle, offre une analyse inspirée par la longue durée. 

58mins

20 Oct 2020

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Patrice Gueniffey, "Napoleon and de Gaulle: Heroes and History" (Harvard UP, 2020)

New Books in Military History

One of France’s most famous historians compares and contrasts the two most famous French exemplars of political and military leadership of the past two-hundred and fifty years to make the case that individuals, for better and worse, matter in history.Historians have tried to teach us that the historical past is not just a narrative of heroes and wars. The anonymous millions they like to argue also matter and are active agents of change. But in erroneously democratizing history, we – they have lost track of the outsized, indeed stupendous role that individuals can and play in shaping world historical events. In his new book Napoleon and de Gaulle: Heroes and History (Harvard University Press, 2020), Professor Patrice Gueniffey provides us with a compelling reminder of the importance of heroes in history, in this powerful dual biography of two transformative leaders, Napoleon Bonaparte and Charles de Gaulle.Both became national figures at times of crisis and war. They were hailed as saviors and were eager to embrace the label. They were also animated by quests for personal and national greatness, by the desire to raise France above itself and lead it on a mission to enlighten the world. Both united an embattled nation, returned it to dignity, and left a permanent political legacy—in Napoleon’s case, a form of administration and a body of civil law; in de Gaulle’s case, new political institutions. Professor Gueniffey compares Napoleon’s and de Gaulle’s journeys to power; their methods; their ideas and writings, notably about war; and their postmortem reputations. He also contrasts their weaknesses: Napoleon’s limitless ambitions and appetite for war and de Gaulle’s capacity for cruelty and cynicism, manifested most clearly in relations to the end of the war in Algeria.They were men of genuine talent and achievement, with flaws almost as pronounced as their strengths. As many nations, not least France, struggle to find their soul in a rapidly changing world, Gueniffey shows us what a difference an extraordinary leader can make. Patrice Gueniffey is Director of the Raymond Aron Center for Political Research at L’École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris. One of France’s leading historians of the Revolutionary and Napoleonic ages, he is the author of Bonaparte, the monumental first volume of the definitive modern French biography of Napoleon.Charles Coutinho Ph. D. of the Royal Historical Society, received his doctorate from New York University. His area of specialization is 19th and 20th-century European, American diplomatic and political history. He has written recently for Chatham House’s International Affairs. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSupport our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/military-history

39mins

11 Aug 2020

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Patrice Gueniffey, "Napoleon and de Gaulle: Heroes and History" (Harvard UP, 2020)

New Books in European Studies

One of France’s most famous historians compares and contrasts the two most famous French exemplars of political and military leadership of the past two-hundred and fifty years to make the case that individuals, for better and worse, matter in history.Historians have tried to teach us that the historical past is not just a narrative of heroes and wars. The anonymous millions they like to argue also matter and are active agents of change. But in erroneously democratizing history, we – they have lost track of the outsized, indeed stupendous role that individuals can and play in shaping world historical events. In his new book Napoleon and de Gaulle: Heroes and History (Harvard University Press, 2020), Professor Patrice Gueniffey provides us with a compelling reminder of the importance of heroes in history, in this powerful dual biography of two transformative leaders, Napoleon Bonaparte and Charles de Gaulle.Both became national figures at times of crisis and war. They were hailed as saviors and were eager to embrace the label. They were also animated by quests for personal and national greatness, by the desire to raise France above itself and lead it on a mission to enlighten the world. Both united an embattled nation, returned it to dignity, and left a permanent political legacy—in Napoleon’s case, a form of administration and a body of civil law; in de Gaulle’s case, new political institutions. Professor Gueniffey compares Napoleon’s and de Gaulle’s journeys to power; their methods; their ideas and writings, notably about war; and their postmortem reputations. He also contrasts their weaknesses: Napoleon’s limitless ambitions and appetite for war and de Gaulle’s capacity for cruelty and cynicism, manifested most clearly in relations to the end of the war in Algeria.They were men of genuine talent and achievement, with flaws almost as pronounced as their strengths. As many nations, not least France, struggle to find their soul in a rapidly changing world, Gueniffey shows us what a difference an extraordinary leader can make. Patrice Gueniffey is Director of the Raymond Aron Center for Political Research at L’École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris. One of France’s leading historians of the Revolutionary and Napoleonic ages, he is the author of Bonaparte, the monumental first volume of the definitive modern French biography of Napoleon.Charles Coutinho Ph. D. of the Royal Historical Society, received his doctorate from New York University. His area of specialization is 19th and 20th-century European, American diplomatic and political history. He has written recently for Chatham House’s International Affairs. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSupport our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/european-studies

39mins

11 Aug 2020

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Patrice Gueniffey, "Napoleon and de Gaulle: Heroes and History" (Harvard UP, 2020)

New Books in French Studies

One of France’s most famous historians compares and contrasts the two most famous French exemplars of political and military leadership of the past two-hundred and fifty years to make the case that individuals, for better and worse, matter in history.Historians have tried to teach us that the historical past is not just a narrative of heroes and wars. The anonymous millions they like to argue also matter and are active agents of change. But in erroneously democratizing history, we – they have lost track of the outsized, indeed stupendous role that individuals can and play in shaping world historical events. In his new book Napoleon and de Gaulle: Heroes and History (Harvard University Press, 2020), Professor Patrice Gueniffey provides us with a compelling reminder of the importance of heroes in history, in this powerful dual biography of two transformative leaders, Napoleon Bonaparte and Charles de Gaulle.Both became national figures at times of crisis and war. They were hailed as saviors and were eager to embrace the label. They were also animated by quests for personal and national greatness, by the desire to raise France above itself and lead it on a mission to enlighten the world. Both united an embattled nation, returned it to dignity, and left a permanent political legacy—in Napoleon’s case, a form of administration and a body of civil law; in de Gaulle’s case, new political institutions. Professor Gueniffey compares Napoleon’s and de Gaulle’s journeys to power; their methods; their ideas and writings, notably about war; and their postmortem reputations. He also contrasts their weaknesses: Napoleon’s limitless ambitions and appetite for war and de Gaulle’s capacity for cruelty and cynicism, manifested most clearly in relations to the end of the war in Algeria.They were men of genuine talent and achievement, with flaws almost as pronounced as their strengths. As many nations, not least France, struggle to find their soul in a rapidly changing world, Gueniffey shows us what a difference an extraordinary leader can make. Patrice Gueniffey is Director of the Raymond Aron Center for Political Research at L’École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris. One of France’s leading historians of the Revolutionary and Napoleonic ages, he is the author of Bonaparte, the monumental first volume of the definitive modern French biography of Napoleon.Charles Coutinho Ph. D. of the Royal Historical Society, received his doctorate from New York University. His area of specialization is 19th and 20th-century European, American diplomatic and political history. He has written recently for Chatham House’s International Affairs. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSupport our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/french-studies

39mins

11 Aug 2020

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Patrice Gueniffey et les héros français

Storiavoce

Au XIXe siècle, Joseph de Maistre, qui aimait la France, écrivait sur nous les mots suivants : « Le caractère français n’est pas susceptible d’une marche uniforme et continue. Cette obstination imperturbable avec laquelle l’Anglais ou l’Allemand marchent à leur but, sans tomber ni se détourner, n’est pas à l’usage des Français. Chez eux, c’est-à-dire chez nous Français, l’abattement succède à l’enthousiasme et les bévues aux grands coups politiques. Le vaisseau de l’Etat, ne vogue pas sur une mer tranquille : il est tantôt aux nues et tantôt dans l’abîme. De là ces hauts et ces bas, ces alternatives de gloire et d’humiliations si communes dans l’Histoire de France. » De Maistre aurait pu ajouter à ces mots l’idée que, parce que nous aimons vivre sur une mer agitée, il nous est nécessaire parfois d’avoir recours à ces personnages qui, dans notre histoire, sont des sauveurs. Ces héros qui, pendant des décennies peuplaient les pages de nos manuels scolaire et que l’on est bien en peine de retrouver aujourd’hui… De Vercingétorix à Jeanne d’Arc, de Du Guesclin à François Ier… Mais surtout Louis XIV qui, avec Napoléon et le général de Gaulle, semblent tous les dominer. Pourquoi cela sinon parce que notre pays n’est ni plus ni moins, avec l’Angleterre, qu’un Etat nation depuis bien longtemps et que ces trois hommes, en leurs temps, surent incarnent à la fois l’un et l’autre, l’Etat et la nation. Avec Patrice Gueniffey, Storiavoce vous propose de partir à la découverte de deux d’entre eux : Napoléon et De Gaulle. Et à travers eux, de mieux comprendre ce concept si Français du sauveur. Une émission présentée par Christophe Dickès.

50mins

12 Apr 2017