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Maistre : Considerations on France - Joseph de Maistre


Considerations on France

By: Joseph de Maistre, Richard A. Lebrun (Editor), Isaiah Berlin (Introduction by), Raymond Geuss (Editor), Quentin Skinner (Editor)

Paperback Published: 2nd January 1995
ISBN: 9780521466288
Number Of Pages: 180

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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.

Industry Reviews

"Maistre's austere, cutting ideas might even be seen by some as having acquired an increased sense of immediacy." Mark Wegierski, The Review of Metaphysics

Introduction Isaiah Berlin
Chronology; Bibliography
Note on the text
Considerations on France
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ISBN: 9780521466288
ISBN-10: 0521466288
Series: Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 180
Published: 2nd January 1995
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.34 x 13.72  x 1.78
Weight (kg): 0.2