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“Champollion, the deciphered scientist”: Fayard republishes the reference biography of Alain Faure
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“Champollion, the deciphered scientist”: Fayard republishes the reference biography of Alain Faure

Champollion, the deciphered scientistby Alain FaureFayard, 860 p., 32 €« Everything to EgyptJean-François Champollion (1790-1832) liked to say to himself… He was also very involved in France and the Grenoble region, where his family was from, as well as in the Lot town of Figeac, where his peddler father s 'installed in 1772, in a house which in 1986 became the first French Champollion Museum, dedicated to " the history of the writings of the world ". A second Champollion museum has just opened in Vif on June 5 in the renovated family property in Isère, " dedicated to the work of the Champollion brothers and to the birth of Egyptology ».→ REPORT. Covid-19: in Luxor, tourism no longer supports the populationFayard takes this opportunity to republish the reference biograph...
That day, season 2, episode 2: Viviane rediscovered her family history
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That day, season 2, episode 2: Viviane rediscovered her family history

Autumn 1940. The Germans occupy Paris. For months, the Nazi dignitaries present on French soil have seized all the works they can, and dispossessed hundreds of families, mostly of Jewish origin. They thus build up a booty of several tens of thousands of works and store them at the Jeu de Paume museum, near the Place de la Concorde. Among these works, a charcoal drawing signed by Edgar Degas. It is a phone call, made to the daughter of his late owner, that will bring him out of oblivion. Viviane Dreyfus had never imagined receiving this phone call one day. And yet, by exhuming this charcoal drawing, the whole story of his family will come to light. A story so far marked with the seal of silence. A phone call that will change his life, and that of his family....
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Between hagiography and history, the difficult Catholic discourse on the Paris Commune

On May 29, 2021, a procession was organized, curiously called the “hostage march”, in Paris, following the route of the hostages of the Commune. On the same day, the traditional ascent to the Federated Wall was held, a major liturgical moment for the part of the left which identifies with the Commune. The confrontation to which this meeting of two celebrations led and the violent aggression of the pilgrims had a great impact in the Catholic world.On June 2, on the site of The cross, fifteen Catholics denounce in the march "A spiritual and political aberration". Its organizers, by proposing an exclusively religious reading grid, would have obscured the political dimension both of the event and of its memory.The authors go further, asserting that in the context of the Comm...
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The young history of AESH

It all started towards the end of the 1970s, when parents mobilized to ensure that their children, suffering from motor disorders without intellectual disability, could attend normal schooling. Mothers of families get along here and there with teachers and school leaders to accompany their child in school and to carry out the thousand and one tasks allowing them to become a pupil like the others (going to the toilet, getting around, take notes, organize your work…). Gradually, associations take over from parents and the function of school integration assistant (AIS) emerges. It is most often occupied by people on precarious contracts, financed by a series of employment support schemes. “At that time, two objectives were mixed: education for children with disabilities an...
Paris Commune: who was Father Henri Planchat, martyr and priest of the poor?
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Paris Commune: who was Father Henri Planchat, martyr and priest of the poor?

The cross : Who was Father Henri Planchat?Father Yvon Sabourin: Henri Planchat was born in 1823, in a particular social and political context. While the Church lives in a bourgeois environment, the popular and working classes find themselves left behind. From the 1830s, spiritual figures like Frédéric Ozanam came to penetrate this neglected environment.→ STORY. In Paris, tributes in memory of the religious victims of the CommuneBorn into a wealthy family, the young Henri Planchat, then a law student, got closer to the religious of Saint Vincent de Paul, and discovered there the working class world, poverty and industrialization. At the end of his studies, the young man entered the Saint Sulpice seminary, but he saw that priests, in the eyes of the workers, were perceiv...
“Mein Kampf”, a critical and criticized edition
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“Mein Kampf”, a critical and criticized edition

Ten years of work, a thousand pages, three times as many notes. The dimensions of the work Historicize evil, which appears at Fayard this Wednesday, June 2, say in their own way the scale of the task imagined in 2011: to propose a critical edition of My fight, which will fall into the public domain in January 2016. In France, only a faulty translation of 1934 remains available in a few clicks on the Internet.Ten years of hard workIt was the translator Olivier Mannoni, recognized for his translations of Freud, Kafka and even Zweig, who then opened the site. « The first characteristic of this monstrous text is its illegibility ”, he explains, describing « circular writing ” and a text « hypnotic by its very confusion ". The challenge was to restore it to its original state...
In Paris, tributes in memory of the religious victims of the Commune
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In Paris, tributes in memory of the religious victims of the Commune

In a narrow corridor of the Roquette prison, six ecclesiastics were lined up in front of a firing squad on May 24, 1871. They fell one by one, covered with insults and bullets by the Communards. Among them is Mgr Georges Darboy, Archbishop of Paris. "We were only at the beginning of the bloody drama", will write in a book in 1873, the abbot Pierre-Henri Lamazou, a hostage who witnessed the execution and who survived the massacres that occurred during the Paris Commune.Two days later, ten other religious and forty prisoners left the jail, escorted by a hundred soldiers. They walk more than four kilometers, dying from beatings and spitting from the crowd. The procession arrives at the end of the day at the City of Vincennes, rue Haxo, in the 20e district of the capital, w...
At the bedside of Abel Gance’s cult film “Napoleon”
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At the bedside of Abel Gance’s cult film “Napoleon”

Buried under the mounds of greenery which conceal the fort of Saint-Cyr from outside view, in the middle of the new town of Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, the assembly room housing the restoration of the Napoleon Abel Gance looks like an entrenched camp. Instead of ammunition, reels of film neatly stacked on shelves set up throughout an underground vaulted gallery that adjoins the small room.The color of the boxes makes it possible to distinguish the origin. There are the “179”, the “Corsican copy”, those of Toulouse but also those of Belgrade, Copenhagen or New York. "My war chest", exclaims Georges Mourier mischievously, staring at them.→ LARGE FORMAT. Napoleon, emperor of the com 'It is to this passionate and talkative director that the titanic enterprise of "Rebuild" Ab...
Jews and Muslims: Documentary Tells Fourteen Centuries of History
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Jews and Muslims: Documentary Tells Fourteen Centuries of History

“Make it understood that Jews and Muslims are not enemies by nature. " Such is the ambition, summed up by its director Karim Miské, of the abundant documentary series “Jews and Muslims - So far, so close”, available in replay on the Arte site from March 29 until September 18.Broadcast for the first time on the Franco-German channel in 2013, this original series, which sweeps fourteen centuries of history in four episodes of nearly an hour each, is clearly topical as a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas just entered into force Friday, May 21, after eleven days of deadly clashes in the Gaza Strip.Make no mistake: the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is not the subject of this documentary with the false air of an animated feature film, illustrated with elegant watercolors by Jea...
Relegation finals: When Heldt launched the FC rescue, black wall and other dramas
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Relegation finals: When Heldt launched the FC rescue, black wall and other dramas

Cologne - 1. FC Köln are worried about staying up. Again! The game against FC Schalke 04 on Saturday (May 22nd, 3:30 p.m.) is of course not the first relegation final of the billy goats, which are one of the elevator clubs par excellence. EXPRESS takes a look at FC history - this is how the rescues and relegations went in the past.1. FC Köln before the relegation final against Schalke 04Rescue or Crash? This is how the crucial games have been in the pastIn 1993, FC sports boss Horst Heldt played a leading role as a playerDrama, tears, relief: the relegation finals of 1. FC CologneJune 7, 1969 against Nuremberg: The first champion in league history is in need of relegation for the first time and meets the reigning title holder Nuremberg - someone has to go to the 2nd division! Colog...