IDEAS home Printed from
MyIDEAS: Login to save this article or follow this journal

La sanctification du dimanche : un combat par l’image

  • Saint-Martin, Isabelle
Registered author(s):

    Setting against the church and the factory, the sanctification of the Sunday and the impious work, a picture of catechism published in the eighties of the nineteenth century by the Maison de la Bonne Presse gives a symbolic view of the struggle on the Day of the Lord. Shaped on a carrefully designed rhetoric of oppositions, this plate offers at first sight a manichean vision of the society tuned in to the struggles of the present. Considering it with other contemporary pictures of catechisms makes more clear the nature of the discourse that is been used and the links to the social doctrine the Church was developing. But if this militant plate is put back in the long-lasting network of pictures, it meets also mystical readings and former iconographical sources which attest to the importance of this theme. To respect the Sunday as a day of rest is not only a commandment, it is also the sign of the christian hold over the society and a choice of life which involves salvation. The requirements of such a commitment put up, in the claims, with the new values of rest.

    If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.

    File URL:
    File Function: link to article abstract page
    Download Restriction: no

    Article provided by Editions NecPlus in its journal Histoire, économie & société.

    Volume (Year): 2009 (2012)
    Issue (Month): 03 (May)
    Pages: 85-98

    in new window

    Handle: RePEc:nec:hecoso:v:2009:y:2012:i:03:p:85-98_00
    Contact details of provider: Postal: 16, Rue Claude Tillier 75012 Paris, FRANCE
    Web page:

    No references listed on IDEAS
    You can help add them by filling out this form.

    This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.

    When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:nec:hecoso:v:2009:y:2012:i:03:p:85-98_00. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Jean-Louis Soubret)

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

    If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    This information is provided to you by IDEAS at the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis using RePEc data.