Histoire de la Revolution Francaise: Volume 1

Histoire de la Revolution Francaise: Volume 1

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Louis Blanc (1811-82) was a French historian and politician whose writings had a considerable influence on the development of French socialism. In his famous Organisation du travail (1839) he called for social reform by action of the State. As a member of the provisional government established after the 1848 Revolution, he campaigned for workers' rights, advocating the creation of cooperative workshops. His twelve-volume Histoire de la Revolution Francaise (1847-62), most of which he wrote while in exile in England, combines years of thorough research with Blanc's characteristic socialist and republican enthusiasm. Volume 1, first published in 1847, traces the intellectual origins of the French Revolution to the development of individualism, first in Protestantism, and then in the Enlightenment. It spans four centuries, from the origins of Protestantism with the Czech priest Jan Hus, to the reign of Louis XIV, to the political philosophies of Voltaire and Montesquieu.show more

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  • Electronic book text
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • French
  • 1139086308
  • 9781139086301

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Preamble; Dessein et plan; Livre Premier. Protestantisme. L'Individualisme est Inaugure dans le Monde Chretien: 1. Jean Hus; 2. Luther; 3. L'individualisme dans la religion. Calvin; 4. L'individualisme dans la politique. Publicistes Protestants; 5. L'individualisme dans la philosophie. Montaigne; 6. Lutte de l'individualisme contre l'autorite. Le parti des politiques et la ligue; Livre Deuxieme. Bourgeoisie. Progres de la Classe dont l'Individualisme devait Fonder L'Empire: 1. Les communes; 2. Les etats generaux; 3. Politique de Richelieu; 4. La Fronde et le Jansenisme; 5. Administration de Colbert; 6. Monarchie de Louis XIV; 7. Regence. Systeme de loi; Livre Troisieme. Dix-Huitieme Siecle. Le Principe d'Individualisme est Adopte Par la Bourgeoisie: 1. Guerre l'eglise. Triomphe de l'individualisme en philosophie, ou rationalisme. Voltaire; 2. Guerre aux rois absolus. Triomphe de l'individualisme en politique, ou regime constitutionnel. Montesquieu; 3. Guerre aux monopoles. Triomphe de l'individualisme en industrie, ou concurrence. Turgot; Developpements historiques. Guerre des paysans.show more