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The Abbé Grégoire and the French Revolution : the making of modern universalism

Author: Alyssa Goldstein Sepinwall
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An eighteenth-century priest and abolitionist Henri Gregoire has been called a man ahead of his time. An icon of anti racism, a hero to people from Ho Chi Minh to French Jews, Gregoire has been  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biografies
Named Person: Henri Grégoire
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alyssa Goldstein Sepinwall
ISBN: 9780520241800 0520241800
OCLC Number: 898284276
Description: xi, 341 p. : il. ; 24 cm
Contents: List of Illustrations Prologue. Regenerating Biography, or In Search of Universalism PART ONE. GREGOIRE'S EARLY YEARS: ENLIGHTENMENT AND RELIGION IN FRANCE, 1750--1789 1. From Tailor's Son to Enlightened Abbe: A Provincial Journey 2. The "Bon Cure" of Embermenil 3. A Physical, Moral, and Political Regeneration of the Jews PART TWO. GREGOIRE IN PARIS: REVOLUTION AND REGENERATION, 1789--1801 4. Creating a French Nation 5. A Religious Revolution? Regeneration Transformed 6. Overcoming the Terror, Rebuilding the Empire PART THREE. KEEPING THE FAITH: GREGOIRE, REGENERATION, AND THE REVOLUTION'S GLOBAL LEGACY, 1801--1831 7. The Joys and Frustrations of the Atlantic Republican Network: Gregoire and the Americas 8. Exporting the Revolution: The Colonial Laboratory in Haiti 9. Christian Apologetics and the Universal Human Family Epilogue. Icon Of Universalism: Gregoire's Life after Death Acknowledgments Appendix Notes Bibliography Index
Responsibility: Alyssa Goldstein Sepinwall.

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