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The Resource Victorian political thought on France and the French, Georgios Varouxakis

Victorian political thought on France and the French, Georgios Varouxakis

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Victorian political thought on France and the French
Title
Victorian political thought on France and the French
Statement of responsibility
Georgios Varouxakis
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This book is a contribution to British intellectual history, focusing on the growing reflection among political thinkers in the course of the nineteenth century on issues of nations and nationhood. It is at least as much about 'Englishness' and 'Britishness' as it is about France. It attempts to chart developments in cross-cultural mutual perceptions, comparisons, exchanges and misunderstandings, the extent and varieties of ethnocentrism, and the role of intellectuals in such phenomena. France was Victorian Britain's significant 'other', the foreign country par excellence, a mirror through which Britain (or 'England', as the Victorians themselves would put it) could define, scold, or - more often - congratulate itself. Thus, by scrutinizing the major Victorian political thinkers' perceptions and representations of France, this book shows how comparisons with the country on the other side of the Channel, its politics, civilization, and the French 'national character' contributed to nineteenth-century Britain's self-definition. It offers a valuable addition and, in several cases, a corrective to studies depicting the Victorian world-view through attitudes towards non-European colonized peoples and the Irish (the latter being an issue closely related to attitudes towards 'Celtic' France and therefore extensively discussed in this book). While the utterances on France of several other figures are also examined, the main focus is on Walter Bagehot, John Stuart Mill, Matthew Arnold, Lord Action, Thomas Carlyle, Nassau William Senior, James Fitzjames Stephen, William Rathbone Greg, Thomas Babington Macaulay, John Morley, and Frederic Harrison and his fellow-Comtists."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
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1966-
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Varouxakis, Georgios
Dewey number
327.41044
Index
index present
LC call number
DA47.1
LC item number
.V27 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Public opinion
  • Political science
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • France
  • France
  • France
Label
Victorian political thought on France and the French, Georgios Varouxakis
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 204-217) 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
  • The revolution of 1830 and the July monarchy
  • The revolution of 1848 and the Second Republic
  • From Louis Napoleon's coup to the beginnings of the Third Republic
  • French National Character and French Politics
  • Nations, races and national character
  • French national character and politics
  • Grandeur and Frenchness: Nationalism, International Relations and French National Character
  • In the shadow of Bonaparte: French national character and international politics, 1830-48
  • The revolution of 1848 and the Second Republic
  • Caesarism and the world: British thinkers on the foreign policy of the Second Empire
  • Introduction: Victorian 'Public Moralists', Ethnocentrism and the View of France
  • 'Francophobes', 'Francophiles' and the Franco-Prussian war
  • Epilogue: La France eternelle? Comparing with Other 'Glasses'
  • Was France 'the Most Civilised of Nations'?
  • A vague question, a vague concept ...
  • Mill on civilization
  • England and France
  • Arnold on civilization
  • Arnold on civilization in France and England
  • French Politics Through British 'Glasses'
Control code
47623780
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 223 pages
Isbn
9780333803899
Lccn
2001036536
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Victorian political thought on France and the French, Georgios Varouxakis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 204-217) 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
  • The revolution of 1830 and the July monarchy
  • The revolution of 1848 and the Second Republic
  • From Louis Napoleon's coup to the beginnings of the Third Republic
  • French National Character and French Politics
  • Nations, races and national character
  • French national character and politics
  • Grandeur and Frenchness: Nationalism, International Relations and French National Character
  • In the shadow of Bonaparte: French national character and international politics, 1830-48
  • The revolution of 1848 and the Second Republic
  • Caesarism and the world: British thinkers on the foreign policy of the Second Empire
  • Introduction: Victorian 'Public Moralists', Ethnocentrism and the View of France
  • 'Francophobes', 'Francophiles' and the Franco-Prussian war
  • Epilogue: La France eternelle? Comparing with Other 'Glasses'
  • Was France 'the Most Civilised of Nations'?
  • A vague question, a vague concept ...
  • Mill on civilization
  • England and France
  • Arnold on civilization
  • Arnold on civilization in France and England
  • French Politics Through British 'Glasses'
Control code
47623780
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 223 pages
Isbn
9780333803899
Lccn
2001036536
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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