The Abbe Gregoire And His World by R.h. PopkinThe Abbe Gregoire And His World by R.h. Popkin

The Abbe Gregoire And His World

byR.h. Popkin

Paperback | October 5, 2012

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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
Title:The Abbe Gregoire And His WorldFormat:PaperbackDimensions:200 pagesPublished:October 5, 2012Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9401057907

ISBN - 13:9789401057905


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.

Editorial Reviews

`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)