Geographical Association

Join the GA

The leading subject association for all teachers of geography

AFTER CF :\n\r



FREE to subscribers - join the GA for instant access or login now if you're already a member.

Forging a national identity for France after 1789: the role of landscape symbols

Alan R.H. Baker

The construction of a national identity for France after the Revolution of 1789 was a slow and deliberate but complex process, associated with the control from Paris of flows of ideas, goods, capital and people over the territory of France. Above all, it was a battle for the minds of those living within its boundaries. The State's powerful armoury included landscape iconography, and it used that weapon effectively. Its impact reached into the remotest corners of the country, deep into 'la France profonde', distant both physically and psychologically from Paris. This article considers the role of some of key cultural icons (including the national flag, the Gallic coq, public buildings such as government offices and schools, and war memorials) in contributing to the construction of a new mental map of France for those who lived within its territory.

Price: £2.49 / FREE to subscribers

Page Numbers: 22-28

Volume: 97

Issue: 1

Date: Spring 2012

add article to cart

Comment on this page

Comments made by GA members appear instantly and don't require security words to be entered - make sure you're logged in!   Guest comments will be sent to a moderator for approval.

GA members can add a profile picture and their comments appear instantly

Join the GA

Please complete all fields

Journals - Free Access for GA Members

The Summer 2014 issue of Primary Geography focuses on 'Cor!' geography, celebrating geography's unique ability to link with every subject in the curriculum and combine this with the subject's awe and wonder

The focus of this issue is 'health geography'. Besides the focus articles it includes many articles that will be useful to teachers planning a new key stage 3 for the autumn.

The Summer 2014 issue of Geography

JSTOR archive

A searchable archive of Geography and The Geographical Teacher from 1901 hosted by JSTOR.

FREE access for all Geography subscribers

Online Shop - Up to 30% Discount for all GA Members

Global Energy Security (DVD)

£61.99 / £50.99 *

Add to basket

Debating Energy Futures: Coal, Gas and Nuclear (DVD)

£61.99 / £50.99 *

Add to basket

Collins Junior World Atlas (Third edition)

£9.99 / £8.99 *

Add to basket
<-- -->

Your shopping basket is empty.

Items in basket 0

Basket Total £0.00

View/Edit Basket

* Applies to Full Personal, Group and
Concessionary members only

Resource Finder

Enter a keyword below or click 'advanced search' for more options

Advanced Search

Resources section
  • Visit the Discover the World website for geography resources
  • Find out more

© Copyright The Geographical Association 2013

Charity No: 1135148 Company No: 07139068

Website design and development by Ledgard Jepson