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Pierre Nora discussing French political leaders

Pierre Nora discussing French political leaders

A discussion of political systems, the philosophy of politics and French political parties. French historian Pierre Nora dives into France collective memory, wondering to what extent French political leaders embody France and its past.

Pierre Nora was elected to the Académie française on 7 June 2001. He is known for his work on French identity and memory, having directed 'Les Lieux de Mémoire', three volumes enumerating the places and the objects in which are the incarnate national memory of the French. His name is associated with the study of new history (in French 'nouvelle histoire'), a movement that can be associated with cultural history, history of representations and history of mentalities.