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La représentation des Celtes dans la culture contemporaine : l'exemple des jeux vidéo

Abstract : From Caesar's writings to the latest expansion for Assasin's Creed Valhalla, the Celts have always fascinated societies. Figures of the foreigner par excellence, of prestigious ancestors, bearers of a forgotten civilization, they dot ideological and artistic writings throughout history to the point of appearing on our screens. To study their place within video games, this study first intends to question the definition of the Celts and the relevance of such a name. Can we speak of Celts for peoples separated by several hundred years and spread over thousands of kilometers? Were they perceived the same way for an ancient Roman, a romantic artist or a video game maker? We will then retrace the evolution of their representations through history, resulting from stereotypes shaped by our collective imaginaries, to understand the different ways of evoking them within the games. This will allow us to understand how a Celt of Age of Empires II is different from that of a Civilization VI. To be successful, we need to grasp the different aspects of video games, understand their diversity and how to study them by exploring the field of games more generally. These questions will lead us to reflect on the place of history within the video game medium and the different perspectives. It will therefore be a question of presenting a synthesis of the image of the Celts in video games, both within historical and fantastic universes.
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Mathis Fourneau. La représentation des Celtes dans la culture contemporaine : l'exemple des jeux vidéo. Histoire. 2021. ⟨dumas-03335994⟩



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