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By Benjamin Constant,Biancamaria Fontana

This 1988 e-book is an English translation of the main political works of Benjamin consistent, some of the most very important of recent French political theorists and writers. A Swiss protestant by means of beginning, consistent used to be a popular determine in French political lifestyles within the aftermath of the revolution of 1789, and a number one member of the liberal competition to Napoleon and, hence, to the restored Bourbon monarchy. His writings are greatly considered as one of many classical formulations of recent liberal doctrine, and Constant's personal closeness to the Anglo-Saxon political culture renders their translation into English rather acceptable. the unconventional Adolphe has hitherto been Constant's purely paintings freely to be had outdoor France, emphasising his value inside ecu Romanticism and his centrality to French literary improvement within the 19th century. This translation of Constant's political writings is replete with complete editorial gear and bibliographic details that would permit anglophone scholars of liberal proposal to interact initially hand with certainly one of its such a lot sturdy and influential exponents.

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