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Un exemple de mémoire « disputée » : les deux monuments aux morts de Ploujean

Patrick Gourlay
p. 129-145

Abstracts

Usually the memorials to the dead of the first world war extend the united front, yet it is precisely about this symbol of the consensus that a fight of the memory broke up in Ploujean (Finistère). The nobility as well as the republicans perform again the fracture of the great laws of the beginning of the twentieth century. The two sides are facing each other again, each side wants to take over the fighting memory so as to give it its meaning: the christian martyrs on one side against the victims for civilian republic on the other. This opposition is affirmed by the construction of two monuments to the dead, one civic, the other religious. And the good behaviour of the two distinct and rival commemorations, the monument to the dead of Ploujean, also appear as evidence of the political history and of the history of the mentalitics.

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Index terms

Chronologie :

XXe siècle

Noms de lieux :

Ploujean
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References

Bibliographical reference

Patrick Gourlay, « Un exemple de mémoire « disputée » : les deux monuments aux morts de Ploujean », Annales de Bretagne et des Pays de l’Ouest, 109-1 | 2002, 129-145.

Electronic reference

Patrick Gourlay, « Un exemple de mémoire « disputée » : les deux monuments aux morts de Ploujean », Annales de Bretagne et des Pays de l’Ouest [Online], 109-1 | 2002, Online since 20 March 2004, connection on 30 March 2020. URL : http://journals.openedition.org/abpo/1631 ; DOI : https://doi.org/10.4000/abpo.1631

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About the author

Patrick Gourlay

Professeur d’histoire-géographie au collège de Lanmeur

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© Presses universitaires de Rennes

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