Intellectual Founders of the Republic: Five Studies in Nineteenth-Century French Political Thought by Sudhir Hazareesingh

Intellectual Founders of the Republic: Five Studies in Nineteenth-Century French Political Thought

bySudhir Hazareesingh

Hardcover | February 15, 2005

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In this innovative study of French political culture, the author re-examines the origins of modern republicanism through the writings and political practices of five key nineteenth-century intellectuals: Jules Barni, Charles Dupont-White, Emile Littre, Eugene Pelletan, and Etienne Vacherot.Drawing on a range of archival and published sources this study explores the transformation of republican ideology, and stresses the continuing influences of Saint-Simonism, socialism, doctrinaire liberalism, and neo-Kantianism on republican thinking during this period. The book sheds new light onFrench republican conceptions of good citizenship, the meaning of patriotism, the role of the state, the value of individual liberty, and the place of education and religion in public and private life. Offering challenging insights into modern French politics as well as the history of politicalthought, Intellectual Founders of the Republic opens up new perspectives on republican ideology and political practice.

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Sudhir Hazareesingh is an Official Fellow and Tutor in Politics, Balliol College, Oxford University.
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Title:Intellectual Founders of the Republic: Five Studies in Nineteenth-Century French Political ThoughtFormat:HardcoverDimensions:356 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.79 inPublished:February 15, 2005Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Introduction: Revisiting the Intellectual Transformation of Nineteenth-Century France1. Between Republicanism and Positivism: Emile Littre and the Founding of The Third Republic2. Centralist Defender of the State: The Eclectic Republicanism of Charles Dupont-White3. From Democratic Advocate to Monarchist Critic of the Republic: The Ambiguous Republicanism of Etienne Vacherot4. A Republican Saint-Simonist: Eugene Pelletan and the Transformation of Nineteenth-Century Republicanism5. Neo-Kantian Moralist and Activist: Jules Barni and the Establishment of the Municipalist RepublicConclusion: The Origins of the Third Republic Reconsidered

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`Challenges many of the pieties of standard accounts of the evolution of the republican tradition ... important revisionist work.'Times Literary Supplement