The Origins of Contemporary France: Volume One - The Ancient Regime (Illustrated)

The Origins of Contemporary France: Volume One - The Ancient Regime (Illustrated)

by Hippolyte Taine
     
 

*Illustrated
*Includes Table of Contents

Hippolyte Adolphe Taine (21 April 1828 – 5 March 1893) was a French critic and historian. He was the chief theoretical influence of French naturalism, a major proponent of sociological positivism, and one of the first practitioners of historicist criticism. Literary historicism as a critical movement has… See more details below

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*Illustrated
*Includes Table of Contents

Hippolyte Adolphe Taine (21 April 1828 – 5 March 1893) was a French critic and historian. He was the chief theoretical influence of French naturalism, a major proponent of sociological positivism, and one of the first practitioners of historicist criticism. Literary historicism as a critical movement has been said to originate with him. Taine is particularly remembered for his three-pronged approach to the contextual study of a work of art, based on the aspects of what he called "race, milieu, and moment".

Taine wrote a gigantic 6 volume history of the development of modern France called The Origins of Contemporary France. Volume I covered the Ancien Regime, or Ancient Regime, which consisted of royal rulers and an aristocratically controlled state until the French Revolution at the end of the 18th century. Some of France's best known kings ruled during this time, including Henry IV, Louis XIII, and "The Sun King", Louis XIV.

This edition of Taine’s The Ancient Regime is specially formatted with a Table of Contents and is illustrated with pictures of important people and events.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013466845
Publisher:
Charles River Editors
Publication date:
12/03/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
1 MB

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