Ideas and Contexts in France and England from the Renaissance to the Romantics

Ideas and Contexts in France and England from the Renaissance to the Romantics

by J.H.M. Salmon



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780860788355
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 09/01/2000
Series: Variorum Collected Studies Series
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.06(w) x 9.09(h) x 0.83(d)

Table of Contents

Contents: Preface; Introduction: Religion and economic motivation: some French insights on an old controversy; The Renaissance: François Hotman and Jean Bodin: the dilemma of 16th-century French constitutionalism; The legacy of Jean Bodin: absolutism, populism or constitutionalism?; Clovis and Constantine: the uses of history in 16th-century Gallicanism; The Grand Siècle: Stoicism and Roman example: Seneca and Tacitus in Jacobean England; Precept, example and truth: Degory Wheare and the ars historica; The three faces of Henri, Duc de Rohan; Descartes and Pascal; Retz and La Rochefoucauld;The Enlightenment: Voltaire and the Massacre of St Bartholomew; Turgot and Condorcet: progress, reform and revolution; The Abbé Raynal,1713-1796: an intellectual odyssey; Liberty by degrees: Raynal and Diderot on the British constitution; Renaissance jurists and ’enlightened’ magistrates: perspectives on feudalism in 18th-century France; Constitutions old and new: Henrion de Pansey before and after the French Revolution; The Romantics: The French Romantics and the Renaissance; The French Romantics on comparative revolution; The historical novel and the French Romantics; Oliver Cromwell and the French romantics; Index.

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