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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In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: Project MUSE Mission Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. A brief but dense meditation on the joys and challenges of archival research by a French historian. Anyone who has tried to navigate an archive or convey to others the excitement of discovery or of a way of reading texts will surely enjoy these books.
A vivid collage of the allure of the archives, its various pitfalls, the phenomenology of archival research is painstakingly but precisely painted by this master historian.
Melissa Carroll rated it really liked it Nov 29, This was written in the mostly pre-digital s and recently translated into English. If you oof spending time in archives of one kind or another, ralette book will resonate with you. Having worked in several archives, though, I will say that by now my approach to the stuff they hold is very different to the one Farge romanticizes.
Oct 26, Geoff Cain rated it it was amazing. 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 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. Without cookies your experience may not be seamless. Other chapters focus on what Farge found in the archives and how she was able to interpret it.
But she revels in the joy of discovery. Trivia About The Allure of the Michael Wolfe and Natalie Zemon Davis. Farge offers thoughtful, sensitive, evocative insights on historical scholarship, with specific consideration given to the historian’s interaction with archives and archival sources. It is that unsettling nature that forces us to continually revise the stories we tell about the past. In this book, fargs discusses her research into the year-old police archives of the Bastille.
The Allure of the Archives by Arlette Farge
She paints an extraordinarily intimate portrait of the the lives of of adlette everyday workers, the poor and women in pre-Revolutionary France. No eBook available Amazon. Lists with This Book. In The Allure of the Archivesshe conveys the exhilaration of uncovering hidden tye and the thrill of venturing into new dimensions of the past.
Its initial, necessary appearance in historical work and research often took the form of a supplement to what we already knew, rather than an examination of women’s interactions with their surrounding world.
For me, it was a romantic, nostalgic book. I had thought Farge offers thoughtful, sensitive, evocative insights on historical scholarship, with specific consideration given to the historian’s interaction with archives and archival sources.
I read this for my Methods class, and enjoyed it, although I think it would have been better in the original French. Yale University Press,pp. As always, the problem lies partly with the definite article rachives the question of singular or plural nouns: The Allure of the Archives is a lyrical gem from a deep and sensitive thinker.
I am not sure how to describe it: Aug 09, Alexandra Wieland rated it really liked it. 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.
Aug 15, Kristi rated it liked it. Read this book; read it twice to absorb everything the author says.
The Allure of the Archives
I liked best the parts where she describes the ghe experience of using the archives. A lovely, lyrical, and occasionally funny book about archival research. I loved this book–but then again I’m an archivist so that already biases me.
Nov 15, Mills College Library added it. Apr 01, Robin rated it it was amazing. Highly recommended for anyone who might be considering teaching a research methods course to advanced undergrads or early graduate students.
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Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Be the first to ask a question about The Allure of the Archives. A wonderful quick read. Historians thus find in these archives the lives of the marginalized, the deviant, and the obscure, who reveal how they saw themselves archuves society and in response fargw authority.
This was beautiful, lyrical, resonated with some romantic archives feelings I’ve had, but there is no way in hell I’m going to finish it right now. Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of hhe humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide.
Contact Contact Us Help. A fascinated recollection or reliance on quotation is insufficient. I really appreciate the fact that there are those who have the privilege of archivew able to get the credentials that allow them to do this kind of research. Christopher Newton rated it liked it Apr 05, I know that internet research is not the same. Apr 04, Wendelle So added it.
The kind of book to reread every year or so.