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View basket. However, the Catholic Church reinvented itself and put a new emphasis on personal religiosity that gave it a hold on the psychology of the faithful. Public education was centralized, with the Grand Master of the University of France controlling every element of the national educational system from Paris. New technical universities were opened in Paris which to this day have a critical role in training the elite. Conservatism was bitterly split into the returning old aristocracy and the new elites arising after ; the old aristocracy felt no loyalty to the new regime.
The new elite, the "noblesse d'empire," ridiculed the older group as an outdated remnant of a discredited regime that had led the nation to disaster. Both groups shared a fear of social disorder, but the level of distrust as well as the cultural differences were too great, the monarchy too inconsistent in its policies, for political cooperation to be possible. The old aristocracy recovered much of the land they had owned directly. However, they lost all their old seigneurial rights to the rest of the farmland, the peasants were no longer under their control; the old aristocracy had dallied with the ideas of the rationalism.
Now the aristocracy was supportive of the Catholic Church. For the best jobs, meritocracy was the new policy, aristocrats had to compete directly with the growing business and professional class. Public anti-clerical sentiment became stronger than before, but was now based in certain elements of the middle class and the peasantry; the great masses of French people were peasants in the countryside or impoverished workers in the cities.
They gained a new sense of possibilities. Although relieved of many of the old burdens and taxes, the peasantry was still traditional in its social and economic behavior. Many eagerly took on mortgages to buy as much land as possible for their children, so debt was an important factor in their calculations. The working class in the cities was a small element, had been freed of many restrictions imposed. Balzac conceived the idea for the novel during a trip to Brittany arranged by a family friend in Intrigued by the people and atmosphere of the region, he began collecting notes and descriptions for use.
After publishing an Avertissement for the novel, he released three editions — each of them revised significantly; the first novel Balzac published without a pseudonym , he used many titles as he wrote and published, including Le Gars, Les Chouans ou la Bretagne il y a trente ans, Le Dernier Chouan ou la Bretagne en Following in the footsteps of Sir Walter Scott , the novel uses its truthful historical backdrop to tell a fictional story of people who sculpted the past. The novel addresses themes of passionate love, vengeful trickery, social status. While it is disdained by critics in favor of Balzac's work, the novel marks a turning point in his life and artistry.
In the wake of the French Revolution , groups of royalists loyal to the House of Bourbon rose up against the new government.
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The insurrection was put down by the republic, within two years the royalist forces had been routed. Royalist sentiment did not evaporate , in Brittany, violence between the two sides — "Blue" Revolutionaries against "White" Chouans — continued as the Chouannerie when Napoleon took power in ; the Bonaparte forces responded as the republic had, the Chouans were defeated — although political divisions and resentment lingered for more than a century.
At the start of the nineteenth century, the works of Sir Walter Scott were best-sellers in France. His novels captured the ebb and flow of society, he demonstrated the far-reaching impact of major historical changes. A slew of authors in France attempted to replicate Scott's success, but their works were isolated from one another and divorced from their surroundings.
Balzac had only published potboiler novels under a variety of pseudonyms, books designed to excite readers and sell copies, he had engaged in a series of ill-fated speculative investments, which left him in considerable debt. He believed in his skills as a writer, awaited success around every corner.
He pored over his host's books and interviewed the townspeople about their experiences during the time of the uprising. Pommereul owned a castle, the headquarters of the Comte de Puisaye, a royalist leader involved with a failed invasion of royalist exiles at Quiberon. This incursion had been aided by the Chouans, Balzac began collecting events and people as inspiration for his novel. While staying with Pommereul, he was given a room with a desk facing the Pellerine Mountain, which Balzac used as the setting for the book's first scene, he wandered around the city.
In researching recent history, Balzac was examining events from his first years on the planet. Biographer Graham Robb notes that the original subtitle of the book was La Bretagne en — the year of Balzac's birth; as Robb puts it, "the discovery of contemporary history took Balzac back to his childhood.
Under the pseudonym "Victor Morillon " and writing in the third person, he describes his intent to "place his country's history in the hands of the man in the street … to illuminate and make the ordinary mind realize the repercussions that entire populations feel of royal discord, feudal dissension and popular uprising….
In the Avertissement, he praises Scott as "a man of genius" while noting his limitations when writing of romance : "on his lyre the strings are missing that can sing of love…. This work was never completed. By the time the novel was published in March , Balzac had changed its title to Le dernier Chouan ou La Bretagne en , signed the novel "M.
In a second edition was published under the name Les Chouans ou La Bretagne en , it had been revised, as per Balzac's style of reworking texts after their release. In an attempt to please her, he changed some of the language in Les Chouans for its second edition. His family came from Ceraso , in the Province of Salerno. Around , he began an apprenticeship with his father, a painter and a great admirer of Titian.
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He was, attracted by more "exotic" styles; as a result, he created two works: "Japanese Fantasy " and "Japanese Woman", although they still displayed aspects of the Academic style. Some of his works show the influence of photography. From to , he was a regular participant in showings at the Salon, he exhibited at the Exposition Universelle and the International Exhibition of Science and Industry in Glasgow.
After that, he derived inspiration from the English Romantics and produced numerous landscapes in that style. He was one of several artists who provided drawings for a lavish edition of Romeo and Juliet. ArtNet : More works by Cortazzo. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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