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D'Argenson, Considérations sur le gouvernement : a critical edition, with other political texts / edited and introduced by Andrew Jainchill.

Publication:
[Liverpool, England] : Liverpool University Press on behalf of Voltaire Foundation, University of Oxford, [2019] , ©2019
Series:
Oxford University studies in the Enlightenment; 0435-2866 2019:05.
Oxford University studies in the Enlightenment, 0435-2866 ; 2019:05
Format/Description:
Book
xii, 291 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Subjects:
Argenson, René-Louis de Voyer, marquis d', 1694-1757 -- Translations into English.
France -- Politics and government -- 18th century.
Enlightenment -- France.
Enlightenment.
Politics and government.
France.
Language:
Text in French and English.
Summary:
René-Louis de Voyer de Paulmy, marquis d'Argenson (1694-1757), minister of State and author, was one of the boldest critics of the social and political structure of Old Regime France to put pen to paper in the eighteenth century. His Considérations sur le gouvernement ancien et présent de la France advanced a scathing indictment of the exisiting order alongside a far-reaching reform plan to spread democracy and obviate aristocracy within the monarchy. Manuscripts of the Considérations circulated clandestinely among philosophes and other political writers such as the abbé Saint-Pierre, Voltaire, and Rousseau until its posthumous publication in 1764. This is the first critical edition of d'Argenson's Considérations, based on four different manuscripts and presented here with a selection of d'Argenson's other political writings that have never been published. Drawing on a wide range of sources, Andrew Jainchill introduces d'Argenson's treatise with an essay interpreting his political ideas, showing the important changes he made to the different manuscripts over the decades he worked on the text, and situating within the political and intellectual context d'Argenson's political project to introduce into absolute monarchy.
Contents:
Jusqu'où la démocratie peut être admise dans le gouvernement monarchique [Considérations sur le gouvernement ancien et présent de la France], by René-Louis de Voyer de Paulmy, marquis d'Argenson
Essai de l'exercise du tribunal européen par la France pour la pacification universelle. Appliqué au temps courant, by René-Louis de Voyer de Paulmy, marquis d'Argenson
Mémoire contre les abus de la taille arbitraire, présenté au cardinal de Fleury, en décembre 1731, by René-Louis de Voyer de Paulmy, marquis d'Argenson
Lettre sur le livre de l'Essai politique, by René-Louis de Voyer de Paulmy, marquis d'Argenson
Observations sur l'ouvrage politique manuscrit de M., by Saint-Pierre
Observations de l'abbé de Saint-Pierre sur le précédent mémoire [Mémoire contre les abus de la taille arbitraire, présenté au cardinal de Fleury, en décembre 1731], by Saint-Pierre.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-277) and index.
Contributor:
Jainchill, Andrew J. S., editor.
Contains:
Argenson, René-Louis de Voyer, marquis d', 1694-1757. Considérations sur le gouvernement.
ISBN:
9781786942272
1786942275
OCLC:
1101435277
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