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The Resource Benjamin Constant and the birth of French liberalism, K. Steven Vincent

Benjamin Constant and the birth of French liberalism, K. Steven Vincent

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Benjamin Constant and the birth of French liberalism
Title
Benjamin Constant and the birth of French liberalism
Statement of responsibility
K. Steven Vincent
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Benjamin Constant (1767-1830) has come to be recognized, not only as an important novelist, but also as a major theorist of early liberalism. This book provides a densely contextualized intellectual biography of Constant that imbeds his thought in French political developments during the revolutionary era. Vincent argues that Constant's distinctive liberal political stance emerged during the Directory and Consulate, earlier than other scholars have claimed. He also demonstrates that Constant's thought was deeply influenced by traditions of sensibility and pluralism. While political issues are privileged, the personal dimension of Constant's trajectory is not overlooked; indeed, the reader also learns much about Constant's tormented love life and in particular about his important and long relationship with Germaine de Staël"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Vincent, K. Steven
Dewey number
320.51094409034
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Palgrave studies in cultural and intellectual history
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Constant, Benjamin
  • Liberalism
Label
Benjamin Constant and the birth of French liberalism, K. Steven Vincent
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Benjamin Constant: the early years (1767-95) -- The emergence of liberalism (1795-97) -- Liberal dilemmas (1797-1802) -- Liberal culture: sensibilité and sociability -- Liberal pluralism and the Napoleonic empire (1802-15) -- Conclusion: "Une philosophie engagée"
Control code
FIEb16905180
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
viii, 280 pages
Isbn
9780230110090
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)639162574
Label
Benjamin Constant and the birth of French liberalism, K. Steven Vincent
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Benjamin Constant: the early years (1767-95) -- The emergence of liberalism (1795-97) -- Liberal dilemmas (1797-1802) -- Liberal culture: sensibilité and sociability -- Liberal pluralism and the Napoleonic empire (1802-15) -- Conclusion: "Une philosophie engagée"
Control code
FIEb16905180
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
viii, 280 pages
Isbn
9780230110090
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)639162574

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