Barrès, Maurice
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Barrès, Maurice

(September 22, 1862, Charmes, département Vosges – December 4, 1923, Neuilly-sur-Seine), French writer and politician. Originally from Lorraine, Barrès was one of the most important exponents of prewar French nationalism. Having come to public attention as the author of a trilogy of novels (Le Culte du moi, 1888–1891), Barrès turned to the politics and the ideology of nationalism in the wake of the political crisis triggered by General Georges Boulanger in the 1880s that shook the French state and society. Barrès believed that…

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Mollenhauer, Daniel, “Barrès, Maurice”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 24 June 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-3786_dlws1_beww1_en_0054>
First published online: 2015



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