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Une "question serbe" en France ? : discours, représentations et usages politiques, 1804-1914

Abstract : The purpose of this dissertation is to analyze how the representations of Serbia in France evolved between 1804 (birth of the first Serbian insurrections against the Ottomans) and 1914, to highlight the system of representations that was set up around Serbia and its people. Within this system, the construction and the evolution of stereotypes are especially significant and tell us about the French pool of representations. The different types of representations make it possible to identify the state of mind of the French actors of the time, questioning the existence of a "Serbian question" in the French vocabulary in the more general context of the Eastern question. These questions are based on the resonance of images in the imaginations as well as on the role of politics: this thesis seeks to understand the interactions between different spheres and their consequences. To do this, the public opinion, the political sphere and the diplomatical relationships have to be distinguished. Thus the Franco-Serbian example allows us to interrogate the mechanism of the spheres of reception and to compare them with the evolution of the European context. From these observations, this work permits us to question the political particularity of the Franco-Serbian relations, while the nationalistic dimension of its historiography has to be studied as well.
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Ksenia Smolovic. Une "question serbe" en France ? : discours, représentations et usages politiques, 1804-1914. Histoire. Université Panthéon-Sorbonne - Paris I, 2019. Français. ⟨NNT : 2019PA01H095⟩. ⟨tel-02975011⟩

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