At the time of the Dreyfus Affair and the start of the Action Française, Charles Maurras pressed forward the idea, borrowed from Auguste Comte, of an alliance between Positivists and Catholics. This study of Maurrassian ideology and Catholic reactions to it explores a wide range of themes.
Charles Maurras (1868-1952) was one of the earliest and most inspiring anti-modernists in Europe but has been little read or recognised outside France. This edition presents the first English translation of two of Maurras' most important essays, L'avenir de l'intelligence (1904/1905) and Pour un rEveil franCais (1943). His views on the significance of tradition, money and the intelligentsia in the modern state in the first of the two essays are perhaps even more significant to nationalist-minded readers today than they were at the time of its composition. In the second essay, Maurras' analysis of the monarchical tradition of French politics is a reminder that true conservatism is impossible in a parliamentary system geared to international financial interests, while formerly monarchical nations are viable only to the extent to which they continue the politico-social systems of their founding princes.
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This volume is a comparative study of the political thought of three writers who, between 1885 and 1914, were leaders in the counterrevolutionary movement in France. Maurice Barres was a nationalistic conservative; Charles Maurras, a classic reactionary; and Georges Sorel, a moralist and syndicalist. Different though the three men were in their conception of political order, they were in common opposed to liberal democracy as a system of government and to most of the ideology and institutions of the Third Republic. Because of their impact on the generation that guided France before World War I, and because many of their attitudes foreshadow later totalitarian programs, Sorel, Barres and Maurras have a significant place in any assessment of modern European political history. Originally published in 1959. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.
Author: Tony Kunter
Publisher: Nouvelles Editions Latines
Exploring the chaotic forces unleashed by the Dreyfus Affair, an acclaimed biographer and cultural historian recounts Europe's—and France's—darkest modern years following the horror of World War I, which resulted in the country's era of militant authoritarianism. 25,000 first printing.
Issu d’un colloque organis� avec le soutien de la Maison des Sciences de l’Homme Lorraine les 15 et 16 mai 2008 � l’Universit� Paul Verlaine – Metz, le pr�sent volume s’inscrit dans le cadre d’une s�rie de publications relatives � l’Action fran�aise et � sa r�ception. Les 16 contributions qu’il regroupe ont pour objet d’analyser et de confronter les r�ceptions extra-hexagonales du maurrassisme et de s’interroger, au-del� des r�f�rences � Maurras qui peuvent �tre rep�r�es chez des auteurs de diff�rentes origines, sur l’existence de transferts du maurrassisme vers des aires culturelles europ�ennes et extra-europ�ennes. La question est d’autant plus d’actualit� que l’Action fran�aise s’est toujours pens�e comme un mouvement et une �cole destin�s au service exclusif de la France, Maurras ayant refus� de jouer un quelconque r�le de ma�tre � penser du nationalisme � l’�chelle internationale, en particulier latine, m�me � l’�poque de l’apog�e de l’influence de l’Action fran�aise. L’ouvrage envisage la r�ception du maurrassisme en Belgique, en Suisse, au Canada fran�ais, en Roumanie, au Portugal, en Espagne, en Italie, en Am�rique latine ainsi qu’en Grande-Bretagne et en Allemagne.
Author: Eric Vatré
Publisher: Nouvelles Editions Latines