Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought: Maistre: Considerations on France (Paperback)Joseph de Maistre (author), Richard A. Lebrun (editor), Isaiah Berlin (author of introduction), Raymond Geuss (series editor), Quentin Skinner (series editor)
Paperback 180 Pages / Published: 03/11/1994
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Joseph de Maistre's Considerations on France is the best known French equivalent of Edmund Burke's Reflections on the Revolution in France. This new edition of Richard Lebrun's 1974 translation is introduced by Isaiah Berlin, with a bibliography and chronology by the translator. Published in 1797, the work of the self-exiled Maistre presents a providential interpretation of the French Revolution and argues for a new alliance of throne and altar under a restored Bourbon monarchy. Although the Directory and then Napoleon delayed Maistre's influence within France until the Restoration, he is now acknowledged as the most eloquent spokesperson for continental conservatism. Considerations on France was a shrewd piece of propaganda, but, as Isaiah Berlin contends, by arguing his case in broad historical, philosophical and religious terms, Maistre raises issues of enduring importance.
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Number of pages: 180
Weight: 250 g
Dimensions: 214 x 143 x 11 mm
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