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Author Romani, Roberto.

Title National character and public spirit in Britain and France, 1750-1914 / Roberto Romani.

Publication Info. Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2002.

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Description 1 online resource (ix, 348 pages)
Physical Medium polychrome
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
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.
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Subject National characteristics, British -- History.
National characteristics, British.
National characteristics, French -- History.
National characteristics, French.
Public interest -- Great Britain -- History.
Public interest.
Great Britain.
Public interest -- France -- History.
Great Britain -- Intellectual life.
Intellectual life.
France -- Intellectual life.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Romani, Roberto. National character and public spirit in Britain and France, 1750-1914. Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2002 0521810000 (DLC) 2001037399 (OCoLC)47120366
ISBN 051101371X (electronic book)
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