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Mme de Stael and Political Liberalism in France


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Introduction.- Part 1: Germaine de Stael's Political Liberalism.- Invention of the Political Center as an Ideal: Stael and the Constitutional Monarchy (1789-1795).- Sentiment in Staelian Political Liberalism: Letters on the Works and Character of J.-J. Rousseau.- Stael's Liberal Republicanism in Reaction to the Discourse on Social Dissolution (1795-1799).- The Role of Civility in Staelian Political Liberalism.- A Liberal Interpretation of the French Revolution: Considerations on the Principal Events of the French Revolution.- Part 2: Influence on Nineteenth-Century French Politics.- Reception of Considerations: The Hereditary Second Chamber.- Guizot's and Remusat's Reactions to Considerations in 1818.- Barante's Moment: The Advent of Communal Liberalism in 1829.- Tocqueville and Communal Liberalism (1830-1851).- Democratizing Communal Liberalism under the Second Empire.- Part 3: Influence on the Nineteenth-Century Liberal Historiography of the French Revolution.- Reception of Considerations: Left-Wing Historians' Refutation in the 1820s.- The Reception of Considerations: A Constitutional Historiography of the French Revolution (1818-1848).- A Constitutional Historiography of the French Revolution after 1848.- Britain in the Liberal Historiography of the French Revolution: Tocqueville and Quinet in Regard to Considerations.- Conclusion.

About the Author

Chinatsu Takeda is Professor at the Faculty of Comparative Culture, Otsuma Women's University, Japan. She was Visiting Professor at the Institute of Social Science, the University of Tokyo (2011) and at Columbia University (2005). She has among other publications contributed to the European Review of History and to the Routledge Encyclopedia of Nineteenth-Century Thought.

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