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The Resource What is a nation? : and other political writings, Ernest Renan ; translated and edited by M.F.N. Giglioli

What is a nation? : and other political writings, Ernest Renan ; translated and edited by M.F.N. Giglioli

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What is a nation? : and other political writings
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What is a nation?
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and other political writings
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Ernest Renan ; translated and edited by M.F.N. Giglioli
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  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
Ernest Renan was one of the leading lights of the Parisian intellectual scene in the second half of the nineteenth century. A philologist, historian, and biblical scholar, he was a prominent voice of French liberalism and secularism. Today most familiar in the English-speaking world for his 1882 lecture “What Is a Nation?” and its definition of a nation as an “everyday plebiscite,” Renan was a major figure in the debates surrounding the Franco-Prussian War, the Paris Commune, and the birth of the Third Republic and had a profound influence on thinkers across the political spectrum who grappled with the problem of authority and social organization in the new world wrought by the forces of modernization. What Is a Nation? and Other Political Writings is the first English-language anthology of Renan’s political thought. Offering a broad selection of Renan’s writings from several periods of his public life, most previously untranslated, it restores Renan to his place as one of France’s major liberal thinkers and gives vital critical context to his views on nationalism. The anthology illuminates the characteristics that distinguished nineteenth-century French liberalism from its English and American counterparts as well as the more controversial parts of Renan’s legacy, including his analysis of colonial expansion, his views on Islam and Judaism, and the role of race in his thought. The volume contains a critical introduction to Renan’s life and work as well as detailed annotations that assist in recovering the wealth and complexity of his thought. --
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1823-1892
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Renan, Ernest
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index present
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Translated from the French
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non fiction
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bibliography
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1976-
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Giglioli, M. F. N.
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Columbia studies in political thought / political history
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  • Nation-state
  • Nationalism
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What is a nation? : and other political writings, Ernest Renan ; translated and edited by M.F.N. Giglioli
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Translated from the French
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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text
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  • txt
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Contents
Acknowledgments -- Series Editor’s Foreword -- Introduction -- Chronology -- 1. On Clerical Liberalism (Du libéralisme clérical, 1848) -- Mr. de Sacy and the Liberal Tradition (M. de Sacy et l’école libérale, 1858) -- The Philosophy of Contemporary History (Philosophie de l’histoire contemporaine, 1859) -- The Role of the Family and the State in Education (La part de la famille et de l’État dans l’Éducation, 1869) -- Constitutional Monarchy in France (La Monarchie constitutionnelle en France, 1869) -- The War between France and Germany (La Guerre entre la France et l’Allemagne, 1870) -- Two Letters to Mr. Strauss (Lettre & Nouvelle lettre à M. Strauss, 1870-1871) -- Intellectual and Moral Reform of France (La Réforme intellectuelle et morale de la France, 1871) -- What Is a Nation? (Qu’est-ce qu’une nation?, 1882) -- Islam and Science (L’Islamisme et la science, 1883) -- Original Unity and Gradual Separation of Judaism and Christianity (Identité originelle et séparation graduelle du judaïsme et du christianisme, 1883) -- Notes -- Index
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on1032293192
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24 cm.
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xxxix, [9], 328 pages
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9780231174305
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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(OCoLC)1032293192
Label
What is a nation? : and other political writings, Ernest Renan ; translated and edited by M.F.N. Giglioli
Publication
Note
Translated from the French
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
Acknowledgments -- Series Editor’s Foreword -- Introduction -- Chronology -- 1. On Clerical Liberalism (Du libéralisme clérical, 1848) -- Mr. de Sacy and the Liberal Tradition (M. de Sacy et l’école libérale, 1858) -- The Philosophy of Contemporary History (Philosophie de l’histoire contemporaine, 1859) -- The Role of the Family and the State in Education (La part de la famille et de l’État dans l’Éducation, 1869) -- Constitutional Monarchy in France (La Monarchie constitutionnelle en France, 1869) -- The War between France and Germany (La Guerre entre la France et l’Allemagne, 1870) -- Two Letters to Mr. Strauss (Lettre & Nouvelle lettre à M. Strauss, 1870-1871) -- Intellectual and Moral Reform of France (La Réforme intellectuelle et morale de la France, 1871) -- What Is a Nation? (Qu’est-ce qu’une nation?, 1882) -- Islam and Science (L’Islamisme et la science, 1883) -- Original Unity and Gradual Separation of Judaism and Christianity (Identité originelle et séparation graduelle du judaïsme et du christianisme, 1883) -- Notes -- Index
Control code
on1032293192
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxxix, [9], 328 pages
Isbn
9780231174305
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1032293192

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