The Humane Comedy
Constant, Tocqueville, and French Liberalism
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Humane Comedy by George Armstrong Kelly
Book DescriptionThis book is the last completed work of one of the most distinguished political theorists and intellectual historians of our time. Focusing on the political ideas and activities of leading French liberals from approximately 1805 into the Second Empire, Professor Kelly presents a distinctive blend of ideological and intellectual history, biography, analysis of French regimes and their changes, and his own reflections concerning the wide and still highly pertinent range of issues considered. Beginning with a subtle analysis of the complex patterns of agreement and disagreement between the liberalisms of Benjamin Constant and Alexis de Tocqueville, the work offers a sophisticated examination of the attempts of a sequence of liberal thinkers to harmonize their commitments to political and civil liberty with one another, and with a profound desire for a legitimate and stable political order.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521030724
(228mm x 152mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 18-Jan-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author George Armstrong Kelly
Idealism, Politics and History, Paperback (June 2010)
Through a series of linked studies, this text provides a wide-ranging analysis of the meeting of two vital themes in the French Revolutionary period.
Humane Comedy, Hardback (January 1992)» View all books by George Armstrong Kelly
This book is a study of French liberalism in the first half of the nineteenth century.
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