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1 MAISTRE, Joseph de LEBRUN, Richard Allen Considerations on France. Translated by Richard A. Lebrun. First Edition in dustjacket
McGill-Queen's University Press, Montreal and London, 1974, ISBN:0773501827 
MAISTRE, Joseph de. Considerations on France. Translated by Richard A. Lebrun. Montreal and London : McGill-Queen's University Press, 1974. First Edition. Pp (4),v-viii,1-212, including portrait frontispiece. 8vo, off-white cloth, with red lettering to spine. "Joseph de Maistre's Considérations sur la France is the bèst-known French equivalent to Edmund Burke's Reflectionson the Revolution in France. But despite his significance as a lively and vigorous spokesman for continental conservatism, Maistre is little known inthe English-speaking world. His Considérations, written and published in S witzerland in 1797, argues persuasively for a new alliance of throne and altar under a restored Bourbon monarchy. His providential interpretation of the Revolution proved immediately acceptable to many of the Revolution's opponents, particularly the royalist émigrés, who adopted the little book as their 'breviary'. But with its circulation prohibited by the Directory and the rise of Napoleon Bonaparte, Maistre' s impact within France was delayed until the Restoration. Although shrewdly conceived propaganda, the book is much more than a tract for the times. Presenting his case in broad historical, philosophical, and religious terms, Maistre raises issues of continuingimportance. " front dj flap. Contents: Introduction [by Lebrun, pp.1-19]; 1. Of Revolutions; 2. Reflections on the Ways of Providence in the French Revolution; 3. On the Violent Destruction of the Human Species; 4. Can the French Republic Last?; 5. The French Revolution Considered in Its Antireligious Character; 6. On Divine Influence in Political Constitutions; 7. Evidence of the Incapacity of the Present French Government; 8. Of the Old FrenchConstitution; 9. How Will the Counter-Revolution Happen If It Comes?; 10. On the Supposed Dangers of a Counter-Revolution; 11. From a History of the English Revolution by David Hume; Postscript. With Suggestions for Additional Reading and Index. Lebrun was an historian at the University of Manitobaat the time of publication. Very good, tidy and clean, in very good, uncli pped dj. 50.00

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