The Abbe Gregoire and his World

The Abbe Gregoire and his World

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A distinguished group of international scholars from the disciplines of history, philosophy, literature and art history offer a reconsideration of the ideas and the impact of the abbe Henri Gregoire, one of the most important figures of the French Revolution and a contributor to the campaigns for Jewish emancipation, rights for blacks, the reform of the Catholic Church and many other causes
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Product details

  • Hardback | 200 pages
  • 170 x 244 x 14.22mm | 1,040g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • 2000 ed.
  • XV, 200 p.
  • 0792362470
  • 9780792362470

Table of contents

Contributors. 1. Introduction: The Abbe Gregoire: A Hero for Our Times'? J.D. Popkin. 2. Gregoire and the Anthropology of Emancipation; H.-J. Lusebrink. 3. The Abbe Gregoire and the Jews: Social Reform and Spiritual Project; R. Hermon-Belot. 4. The Abbe Gregoire and the Societe des Amis des Noirs; M. Dorigny. 5. Exporting the Revolution: Gregoire, Haiti, and the Colonial Laboratory, 1815-1827; A. Goldstein Sepinwall. 6. Jansenism and the Failed Quest for a Catholic Republic: The Case of the Abbe Gregoire; D. Van Kley. 7. Tearing Down the Tower of Babel: Gregoire and French Multilingualism; D. Bell. 8. The Paradoxes of Vandalism: Henri Gregoire and the Thermidorian Discourse on Historical Monuments; A. Vidler. 9. Some Aspects of Gregoire's American Concerns; R.H. Popkin. 10. Gregoire as Autobiographer; J.D. Popkin. 11. Afterword: Discovering the Abbe Gregoire; R.H. Popkin. Index.
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Review quote

`Altogether this is an important and useful collection which underlines how unjustly neglected this fascinating figure has been until recently.'
William Doyle, University of Bristol in English Historical Review, 117:473 (2002)
`[...]the Abbe Gregoire and His World will become required reading for all those who seek to understand the Revolution, its protagonists, and our indebtedness to both.'
Frances Malino, Wellesley College in Journal of the History of Philosophy, 40:2 (2002)
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