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The Abbé Grégoire and the French Revolution

The Making of Modern Universalism
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Reviews “Makes an important contribution to French Revolution historiography.”—Catholic Historical Review“This is a first-rate The Abbé Grégoire and the French Revolution book of a gifted but flawed individual whose vision for the future never became a reality.”—T.M. Keefe Choice: Current Reviews For Academic Libraries“Very few leaders played as prominent role in the French Revolution as the Abbé Henri Grégoire.

In this age of globalization, the eighteenth-century priest and abolitionist Henri Grégoire has often been called a man ahead of his time. An icon of antiracism, a hero to people from Ho Chi Minh to French Jews, Grégoire has been particularly celebrated sincewhen the French government placed him in the Pantheon as a model of ideals of universalism and human rights/5(2).

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In this age of globalization, the eighteenth-century priest and abolitionist Henri Grégoire has often been called a man ahead of his time. An icon of antiracism, a hero to people from Ho Chi Minh to French Jews, Grégoire has been particularly celebrated sincewhen the French government placed him in the Pantheon as a model of ideals of universalism and human by:   This book on Grégoire by Sepinwall is the result of her Ph.

On the whole, it is an excellent book, very well-informed, and which clearly traces a line of thought and interest on the idea of universalism, or 'regeneration' as Grégoire would have said, one so much decried by the post-colonial trend, but about which a case might still be made in its truest sense, i.

the idea that all men /5. Focusing on Grégoire's idea of “regeneration,” that people could literally be made anew, the book argues that revolutionary universalism was more complicated than it appeared. Tracing the French Revolution's long-term legacy, it suggests that while it spread concepts of equality and liberation throughout the world, its ideals also helped.

No major work in English on the Abbé Grégoire had been published since the classic The Abbé Grégoire, – The Odyssey of an Egalitarian by Ruth Necheles.

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A new study of the famous bishop that takes into account new scholarship on the French Revolution and new approaches to biography was certainly needed. This is not a book for beginners and some knowledge of the Caribbean and the French Revolution are necessary.

Sepinwall also adds an interesting idea on what biography should be although falls back into her own trap by the end of the book.

For those studying the French Revolution this is a great book to add/5. The first part of the book, placing her subject within the context of the Enlightenment and the Revolution as well as within Lorraine, is chiefly notable for arguing that the Société des Philantropes de Strasbourg had a lasting role in Grégoire's intellectual development; as a forum in which Roman Catholic priests and Protestant ministers.

Henri Grégoire is remembered as an ardent abolitionist of human slavery and supporter of universal suffrage and a defender of the Constitutional church. He was a founding member of the Bureau des longitudes, the Institut de France, and the Conservatoire national des arts et métiers.

Alyssa Sepinwall's biography of the Abbé Grégoire makes an important contribution to French Revolution historiography and not just because of Grégoire's extraordinary career. At the heart of her study is an intellectual, even moral, dllemma that has marked not only the evolution of the modern French state but also that of every heterogeneous.

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[Alyssa Goldstein Sepinwall] -- "In this age of globalization, the eighteenth-century priest Henri Gregoire has often been remembered as a man ahead of his time. An icon of antiracism, a hero to people from Ho Chi Minh to French. The Abbé Grégoire and the French Revolution: The Making of Modern Universalism The first part of the book, placing her subject within the context of the Enlightenment and the Revolution as well as within Lorraine, is chiefly notable for arguing that the Société des Philantropes de Strasbourg had a lasting role in Grégoire's Author: Nigel Aston.

"The Abbé Henri-Baptiste Grégoire (), a Catholic priest and bishop, was a leading French abolitionist at the turn of the eighteenth century, a participant in the Revolution ofand a member of its governing assembly. 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.

In this superb intellectual biography of the first priest enshrined in the Panthéon, the holiest temple of French republicanism, Alyssa Goldstein Sepinwall focuses on the ambiguous legacy of the abbé Henri Grégoire's lifelong involvement in efforts to integrate what would today be called “minorities” and “underprivileged groups” into a universalistic vision of the French : Barry Shapiro.

For an example of how the Baker/Furet analysis of the suspensive veto has been uncritically accepted and incorporated into the work of other prominent French revolutionary historians see Dale Van Kley, "The Abbé Grégoire and the Quest for a Catholic Republic," in The Abbé Grégoire and His World, eds.

Jeremy D. Popkin and Richard H. Popkin Author: Barry Shapiro. On Grégoire’s earlier fascination with education, see Alyssa Goldstein Sepinwall, “Regenerating France, Regenerating the World: The Abbé Grégoire and the French Revolution, ,” PhD dissertation, Stanford University, Cited by: 2.

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 causesBrand: Springer Netherlands.

The Abbé Grégoire and the French Revolution: The Making of Modern Universalism (review) The Abbé Grégoire and the French Revolution: The Making of Modern Universalism (review) Brière, Jean-François "The challenge," Dubois notes early on in the book, "is to write an account that places the Caribbean people of African descent, both free and enslaved, at the.

Henri Baptiste Grégoire (December 4, Vého, Lorraine - Paris, France), (known in French as Abbé Grégoire) was a French Roman Catholic priest and revolutionary leader and constitutional bishop of Blois (Departement Loir et Cher), a French city in the Loire valley between Orléans and Tours.

GRÉGOIRE, HENRI (), French revolutionist and constitutional bishop of Blois, was born at Vého near Lunéville, on the 4th of Decemberthe son of a peasant. Educated at the Jesuit college at Nancy, he became curé of Emberménil and a.

The Abbé Grégoire and the French Revolution: The Making of Modern Alyssa Goldstein S. Mark Taper Foundation Imprint in Jewish Studies.

Berkeley: University of. No major work in English on the Abbé Grégoire had been published since the classic The Abbé Grégoire, The Odyssey of an Egalitarian by Ruth Necheles.

A new study of the famous bishop that takes into account new scholarship on the French Revolution and new approaches to biography was certainly needed. Alyssa Goldstein. Dozens of students and faculty members gathered in the Old Library Courtyard March 16 to recognize publication of Prof. Alyssa Sepinwall's book The Abbé Grégoire and the French Revolution: The Making of Modern Universalism by the University of California Press.

The reception was sponsored by Phi Alpha Theta, the History Club, and the history. In this age of globalization, the eighteenth-century priest and abolitionist Henri Grégoire has often been called a man ahead of his time.

An icon of anti-racism, a hero to people from Ho Chi Minh to French Jews, Grégoire has been particularly celebrated sincewhen the French government placed him in the Pantheon as a model of ideals of universalism and human : Alyssa Goldstein Sepinwall. The Abbé Grégoire and the French Revolution: The Making of Modern Universalism.

Berkeley, Serna, Pierre, ed. Républiques sœurs: Le Directoire et la Révolution atlantique. Get this from a library. L'abbé Grégoire, défenseur des juifs et des noirs: révolution et tolérance.

[Maurice Ezran] -- A study of the life and activities of Abbé Grégoire (), the Catholic priest who was active in the struggle against social injustice and colonialism. 2 (pp. ), "L'Abbé Grégoire. In this age of globalization, the eighteenth-century priest and abolitionist Henri Grégoire has often been called a man ahead of his time.

An icon of antiracism, a hero to people from Ho Chi Minh to French Jews, Grégoire has been particularly celebrated sincewhen the French government placed him in the Pantheon as a model of ideals of universalism and human : $   The French Revolution was one of the most dramatic social upheavals in history.

InFrench sociologist Alexis de Tocqueville reviewed the so-called “ grievance books ” — lists of demands made by the various social layers of France in anticipation of the Estates-General, the assembly that would undermine Louis XVI’s reign and lead.

Similar Items. The Abbé Grégoire and the French Revolution / the making of modern universalism / by: Sepinwall, Alyssa Goldstein, Published: () Lettre du citoyen Grégoire, Évêque de Blois, à Don Ramon-Joseph de Arce, Archevêque du Burgos, Grand.

the abbé grégoire and the french revolution. the making of modern universalism. berkeley: university of california press XI, p. Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.Henri Grégoire (–) Bishop of Blois, a French Roman Catholic clergyman, politician and author who supported the aims of the French Revolution – liberty, equality, and fraternity – but always condemned its brutality and bloodshed.

He opposed slavery, the death penalty, and tyranny, standing for Christian, humanitarian and enlightened principles that brought him into conflict with.On that day Paine was introduced to the Convention by the Abbé Grégoire, and received with acclamation.

The French Minister in London, Chauvelin, had sent to his government (still royalist) a despatch unfavorable to Paine’s work in England, part of which I translate: “