The Abbé Grégoire and his World / Edition 1

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Overview

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 abbé Henri Grégoire, 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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Editorial Reviews

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'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 Abbé Grégoire 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)
From the Publisher
'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 Abbé Grégoire 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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International scholars of history, philosophy, literature, and art history reconsider the ideas and impact of 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. Demonstrating the difficulty of subsuming him under any simple label, the nine essays describe how he was shaped by theological and other traditions with deep roots in his past, how the conclusions he drew from his religious convictions often closely matched those of his secular contemporaries, and how he seems to have given little thought to why he and his fellow Catholic were so often at odds. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Table of Contents

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

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