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From Jacobin to liberal : Marc-Antoine Jullien, 1775-1848
Jullien, Marc-Antoine, 1775-1848.
Uniform Title:
Selections. English. 1993
Publication Information:
Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, c1993.
Physical Description:
x, 243 p. ; 25 cm.
General Note:
A selection of writings by Marc-Antoine Jullien translated from the French.


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Book BILKUTUP0159241 DC255.J8 A3 1993 Central Campus Library

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For this book R. R. Palmer has translated selections from the abundant writings of the versatile French political figure and writer Marc-Antoine Jullien, weaving them together with his own extensive commentary into an absorbing narrative of Jullien's life and times. Jullien's hopes and fears for the "progress of humanity" were typical of many of the French bourgeoisie in this turbulent period. His life coincided with the whole era of revolution in Europe and the Americas from 1775 to 1848: he was born in the year when armed rebellion against Britain began in America, he witnessed the fall of the Bastille as a schoolboy in Paris, joined the Jacobin club, took part in the Reign of Terror, advocated democracy, put his hopes in Napoleon Bonaparte, turned against him, and then welcomed his return from Elba. Under the restored Bourbons, he became an outspoken liberal, rejoiced in the revolution of 1830, had doubts about the July monarchy, welcomed the revolution of 1848, and died a few weeks before the election of Louis-Napoleon Bonaparte as president of the Second Republic.

Drawn from books, pamphlets, reports, letters, book reviews, magazine articles, poems, and private notes and memoranda, Jullien's comments are supplemented here by letters that his mother wrote during the early years of the French Revolution and by articles by Jullien's collaborators in the Revue Encyclopédique . In Palmer's skilled hands, these selected materials from a now forgotten life vividly portray France's transition from revolutionary republicanism and the Terror through the Napoleonic years to the more placid liberalism of the nineteenth century.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
From Jacobin to Liberalp. 2
1 A Boy and His Parents in the French Revolutionp. 3
2 Young Agent of the Terrorp. 31
3 Democrat among the "anarchists"p. 63
4 Bonaparteitalyegyptnaplesp. 76
5 For and against Napoleonp. 93
6 The Hundred Daysp. 119
7 Constitutional Monarchistp. 133
8 Theorist of Educationp. 151
9 Apostle of Civilizationp. 175
10 The Later Yearsp. 200
Referencesp. 227
Indexp. 241