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A distinguished group of international scholars from the disciplines of history, philosophy, literature and art history offer a reconsideration of the ideas and the impact of the abbé Henri Grégoire, one of the most important figures of the French Revolution and a contributor to the campaigns for Jewish emancipation, rights for blacks, the reform of the Catholic Church and many other causes
Content Level »Research
Keywords »French revolution - Henri Grégoire - Revolution
Table of contents
Contributors. 1. Introduction: The Abbé Grégoire: A Hero for Our Times'? J.D. Popkin. 2. Grégoire and the Anthropology of Emancipation; H.-J. Lüsebrink. 3. The Abbé Grégoire and the Jews: Social Reform and Spiritual Project; R. Hermon-Belot. 4. The Abbé Grégoire and the Société des Amis des Noirs; M. Dorigny. 5. Exporting the Revolution: Grégoire, Haiti, and the Colonial Laboratory, 1815-1827; A. Goldstein Sepinwall. 6. Jansenism and the Failed Quest for a Catholic Republic: The Case of the Abbé Grégoire; D. Van Kley. 7. Tearing Down the Tower of Babel: Grégoire and French Multilingualism; D. Bell. 8. The Paradoxes of Vandalism: Henri Grégoire and the Thermidorian Discourse on Historical Monuments; A. Vidler. 9. Some Aspects of Grégoire's American Concerns; R.H. Popkin. 10. Grégoire as Autobiographer; J.D. Popkin. 11. Afterword: Discovering the Abbé Grégoire; R.H. Popkin. Index.