Arlette Farge’s Le Go t de l’archive is widely regarded as a historiographical classic. While combing through two-hundred-year-old judicial records from the. Laura Millar. Consultant Roberts Creek, British Columbia. Article Tools. Print this article · How to cite item. Email this article (Login required). Archivaria, the. In The Allure of the Archives, Arlette Farge describes her work in the judicial and police archives of Paris. A Passion for History is a series of conversations.
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Farge does not disguise the tedium of going through thousands of pages, endless lists, and formulaic reports, or downplay the challenge of copying seemingly endless documents with no sense of what they might yield. Jul 18, Danny rated it it was amazing. Contact Contact Us Help. It is a deceptively easy book to read – but there are echoes of Foucault and Habermas there that will take you back to those writers.
The Allure of the Archives
In The Allure of the ArchivesFarge, director of research in modern history at the Centre Nationale de la Recherche Scientifique in Paris, gives her readers such a vibrant sense of her research experiences that they might begin to feel the drafty reading rooms and fragile paper. A fascinated recollection or reliance on quotation is insufficient. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
Built on the Johns Hopkins University Campus. I loved this book–but then again I’m an archivist so that already biases me. It makes me want to delve into the archives myself.
For instance, I cringed reading about her spilling a bunch of 18th century seeds onto some document, envisioning the poor sap who in 40 years will find the pages damaged and raise their fist cursing the jerk who put those seeds there, not knowing that that jerk was the It’s pretty poetic in translation, so I bet it’s stellar in the original French.
As if the hand, by reproducing the written syllables, archaic words, and syntax of a century’s long past, could insert itself into that time more boldly than thoughtful notes ever could. Oct 26, Geoff Cain rated it it was amazing. The Allure of the Archives is a lyrical gem from a deep and sensitive thinker. Without cookies your experience may not be seamless. Trivia About Arcives Allure of the The profession may be aarchives of some of its faults, but ultimately concludes on the meaningfulness and weight of its work.
She paints an extraordinarily intimate portrait of the the lives of of the everyday workers, the poor and women in pre-Revolutionary France. Arlette Farge’s Le Go t de l’archive is widely regarded as a historiographical classic. While combing through two-hundred-year-old Both books make vivid for scholars, students, and general readers how these two prominent historians of early modern France found their subjects and questions and pursued their research.
This is a beautifully crafted book exploring the world of the archives. In these archives she explores the testimony of criminals, revolut Arlette Farge’s book, The Allure of the Archives, is one of those books that belongs in its own genre. Includes some pretty funny vignettes of reading room antics and generally appreciates the historian and the archives more than the archivist, but what are you going to do There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
Arlette Farge’s book, The Allure of the Archives, is one of those books that belongs in its own genre. She also makes a compelling case for the distinctiveness of the historical knowledge that emerges from working with judicial records in particular and archives in general. Elise rated it it was amazing Nov 03, Lists with This Book.
Conversations with Denis Crouze t. He is co-general editor of The Oxford Companion to the Book and has written about sales of books and manuscripts for the Times Literary Supplement xllure If you like spending time in archives of one kind or another, this book will resonate with you. Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide.
These short chapters give the neophyte humorous and evocative introductions to the physical arrchives emotional experience of archival research.
A Passion for History is a series of conversations between Natalie Zemon Davis and fellow historian of sixteenth-century France, Denis Crouzet, about her work and her life. Arlette Farge, The Allure of the Archivestrans. Dec 10, Ani rated it it was amazing.
The uncertainty runs throughout the book. It is made up of four discursive chapters and three narratives of daily life in the fonds.
The Allure of the Archives by Arlette Farge
It harkens back to pre-digital times, but at the same time, much has not changed about researching documents from the 17th and 18th centuries.
Historians thus find in these archives the fargw of the marginalized, the deviant, and the obscure, who reveal how they saw themselves in society and in response to authority. Natalie Zemon Davis Foreword. The Allure of the Archives. Want to Read saving…. Quotes from The Allure of the Refresh and try again.