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Le Dauphiné dans les récits de voyage illustrés entre 1750 et 1860 : images d'un territoire en quête d'identité

Abstract : During 18th and 19th centuries, the Alps offer themselves to the cultivated European elite as an exotic and idealized place, a wild ground, a destination privileged by the aesthetes and the refuge of a society of simple customs and pure soul. At the center of the distribution of this idyllic vision, the narratives of the travelers establisha literary genre in full evolution. Among these works, the illustrated books offer to their readers a real travel experience where texts and images get involved in the satisfaction of diverse functions: épistemic, aesthetics, of guide and testimony. These works the production of which exploded during the second 18th century and the first 19th century are again little studied by the researchers. Few of them had been republished and the others are scattered in the patrimonial collections of libraries. The first partof our work of Master's degree thus constituted in the construction of an inventory of illustrated travel stories concerning the Alps of France appeared before the mechanical image (16th-1860) and kept in three Rhône-Alpes libraries. The elaboration of the report then articulated around a corpus of 10 illustrated works appeared between 1750 and 1860 and concerning Dauphiné. To understand the evolution of the relationship between the text and the image and seize the mental image of Dauphiné which send back to us the narratives of the travelers, this report suggests first of all registering the corpus of sourcesin the wider context of the history of the book and that of the alpine journey. Then, through a typology of the works followed by a detailed analysis of the relationship of certain images to the text, he allows to measure the importance of these media in the emergence of a common image of the crossed space. Finally, the analysis of the contents of the images and the texts allow to confine the multiple aspects of Dauphiné in search of identity, shared between plain and mountain, between nature and historical heritage, between his past of unified province and its future of tourism space.
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Adrien Périnet-Marquet. Le Dauphiné dans les récits de voyage illustrés entre 1750 et 1860 : images d'un territoire en quête d'identité. Histoire. 2010. ⟨dumas-00611192⟩



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