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Author Romani, Roberto

Title National character and public spirit in Britain and France, 1750-1914 / Roberto Romani
Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2002

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Description 1 online resource (ix, 348 pages)
Contents pt. 1. 1750-1850. 1. All Montesquieu's sons: the place of esprit general, caractere national, and moeurs in French political philosophy, 1748-1789. 2. After the Revolution: Stael on political morality. 3. From republicanism to industrialism and national character: Melchiorre Gioja, Charles Dupin, and Continental political economy, 1800-1848. 4. The French Restoration dispute over mores and Tocqueville. 5. Between Whiggism and the science of manners: Britain, 1750-1800. 6. British views on Irish national character, 1800-1846 -- pt. 2. 1850-1914. 7. The demise of John Bull: social sciences in Britain, 1850-1914. 8. Durkheim's collective representations and their background. 9. Socializing public spirit, 1870-1914
Summary Romani considers a distinction between 'national character' as a static and stereotype-laden concept, and 'public spirit' as a notion suggesting the necessity of certain qualities to operate free institutions. Many major authors of the period 1750-1914 (like Montesquieu, Voltaire, Hume, Millar, Burke, Tocqueville, Spencer, Hobson and Durkheim) are considered
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject National characteristics, British -- History
National characteristics, French -- History
Public interest -- Great Britain -- History
Public interest -- France -- History
HISTORY.
Intellectual life.
National characteristics, British.
National characteristics, French.
Public interest.
Nationalcharakter
Volkskarakter.
Politieke cultuur.
Politieke filosofie.
SUBJECT Great Britain -- Intellectual life. http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85056850
France -- Intellectual life. http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85051436
Subject France.
Great Britain.
Gro├čbritannien
Frankreich
Genre/Form Electronic books
History.
Form Electronic book
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