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When Champagne Became French Wine and the Making of a National Identity

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ISBN-10: 080188747X

ISBN-13: 9780801887475

Edition: 2003

Authors: Kolleen M. Guy

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Winner of the Outstanding Manuscript Award from Phi Alpha Theta, this work explains how nationhood emerges by viewing countries as cultural artifacts, a product of "invented traditions." In the case of France, scholars sharply disagree, not only over the nature of French national identity but also over the extent to which diverse and sometimes hostile provincial communities became integrated into the nation. In When Champagne Became French: Wine and the Making of a National Identity, Kolleen M. Guy offers a new perspective on this debate by looking at one of the central elements in French national culture -- luxury wine -- and the rural communities that profited from its production. …    
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Book details

List price: $33.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 9/1/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 280
Size: 5.50" wide x 9.00" long x 0.73" tall
Weight: 0.990

Kolleen M. Guy is an associate professor of history at the University of Texas at San Antonio.

Consuming the Nation: Champagne Marketing and Bourgeois Rituals, 1789--1914
Industry meets Terroir: Champagne Producers in the Marne
Resistance and Identity: Cultivation Methods and the Wine Community, 1789--1890
Boundaries: The Limits of the ""True"" Champagne, 1900--1910
Revolution and Stalemate: The Revolt of 1911
Conclusion: Champagne and Modern France
Bibliographic Essay