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Représentations françaises de la Nouvelle-France au XVIIe siècle : mobilités et conditions de vie

Abstract : New France during the 17th century is a distant and still unknown territory. However, many French decide to try the adventure on the other side of the Atlantic. Who were they and why do they leave their native country for another ? On the contrary, why some people abandon definitively the colony ? These migrations between the colony and France enable to know it better and to understand the identity and the motivations of migrants. Some of these people having treaded the Canadian lands, decide to share their experience in books published in France. What were the representations of the Canada ? Were they transformed for not to shock or where they the truest possible ? The looks of this travelers, conditioned by many factors of the territory, translate their feelings of their American experience. Fascinations, motivations and fears stand out of their stories. For that, books on New France, 17th century press and correspondence maintained between France and its colonie feed this study. Its have for objective to retranscribe the double image at the same time positive and negative of New France and to understand its influence on the migrations to this one.
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Dylan Guillemet. Représentations françaises de la Nouvelle-France au XVIIe siècle : mobilités et conditions de vie. Histoire. 2019. ⟨dumas-02440650⟩

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