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THE ORIGINS OF CONTEMPORARY FRANCE

SIX VOLUMES: COMPLETE TABLE OF CONTENTS

by Hippolyte A. Taine







Volume One:   Ancient Regime
Volume Two:   French Revolution I.
Volume Three: French Revolution II.
Volume Four:   French Revolution III.
Volume Five:   Napoleon I.
Volume Six:    Modern Regime












THE ANCIENT REGIME

INTRODUCTION
PREFACE:
PREFACE BY THE AUTHOR: ON POLITICAL IGNORANCE AND WISDOM.

BOOK FIRST. THE STRUCTURE OF THE ANCIENT SOCIETY.

CHAPTER I. THE ORIGIN OF PRIVILEGES.
CHAPTER II. THE PRIVILEGED CLASSES.

CHAPTER III. LOCAL SERVICES DUE BY THE PRIVILEGED CLASSES.
CHAPTER IV. PUBLIC SERVICES DUE BY THE PRIVILEGED CLASSES.
BOOK SECOND. MORALS AND CHARACTERS.

CHAPTER I. MORAL PRINCIPLES UNDER THE ANCIENT REGIME.
CHAPTER II. DRAWING ROOM LIFE.
CHAPTER III. DISADVANTAGES OF THIS DRAWING ROOM LIFE.
BOOK THIRD. THE SPIRIT AND THE DOCTRINE.

CHAPTER I. SCIENTIFIC ACQUISITION.
CHAPTER II. THE CLASSIC SPIRIT, THE SECOND ELEMENT.
CHAPTER III. COMBINATION OF THE TWO ELEMENTS.
CHAPTER IV. ORGANIZING THE FUTURE SOCIETY.
BOOK FOURTH. THE PROPAGATION OF THE DOCTRINE.

CHAPTER I.—SUCCESS OF THIS PHILOSOPHY IN FRANCE.
CHAPTER II. THE FRENCH PUBLIC.
CHAPTER III. THE MIDDLE CLASS.
BOOK FIFTH. THE PEOPLE

CHAPTER II. TAXATION THE PRINCIPAL CAUSE OF MISERY.
CHAPTER III. INTELLECTUAL STATE OF THE PEOPLE.
CHAPTER IV. THE ARMED FORCES.
CHAPTER V. SUMMARY.
END OF VOLUME





THE FRENCH REVOLUTION, VOLUME 1.

PREFACE

BOOK FIRST. SPONTANEOUS ANARCHY.

CHAPTER I. THE BEGINNINGS OF ANARCHY.
CHAPTER II. PARIS UP TO THE 14TH OF JULY.
CHAPTER III.
CHAPTER IV. PARIS.
BOOK SECOND. THE CONSTITUENT ASSEMBLY, AND THE RESULT OF ITS LABORS.

CHAPTER I. CONDITIONS REQUIRED FOR THE FRAMING OF GOOD LAWS.
CHAPTER II. DESTRUCTION.
CHAPTER III. THE CONSTRUCTIONS THE CONSTITUTION OF 1791.
BOOK THIRD. THE APPLICATION OF THE CONSTITUTION.

CHAPTER I.
CHAPTER II. SOVEREIGNTY OF UNRESTRAINED PASSIONS.
CHAPTER III. DEVELOPMENT OF THE RULING PASSION







THE FRENCH REVOLUTION, VOLUME 2.

PREFACE:

BOOK FIRST. THE JACOBINS.

CHAPTER I. THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE NEW POLITICAL ORGAN.
CHAPTER II. THE JACOBINS
BOOK SECOND. THE FIRST STAGE OF THE CONQUEST.

CHAPTER I. THE JACOBINS COME INTO IN POWER.
CHAPTER II. THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY
CHAPTER III. POLICY OF THE ASSEMBLY
CHAPTER IV. THE DEPARTMENTS.
CHAPTER V. PARIS.
CHAPTER VI. THE BIRTH OF THE TERRIBLE PARIS COMMUNE.
BOOK THIRD. THE SECOND STAGE OF THE CONQUEST.

CHAPTER I. TERROR
CHAPTER II. THE DEPARTMENTS.
CHAPTER III. SECOND STAGE OF THE JACOBIN CONQUEST
CHAPTER IV. PRECARIOUS SITUATION OF THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT.





THE FRENCH REVOLUTION, VOLUME 3.

PREFACE.

BOOK FIRST. THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE REVOLUTIONARY GOVERNMENT.

CHAPTER I. JACOBIN GOVERNMENT
BOOK SECOND. THE JACOBIN PROGRAM.

CHAPTER I. THE JACOBIN PARTY
CHAPTER II. REACTIONARY CONCEPT OF THE STATE.
BOOK THIRD. THE MEN IN POWER.

CHAPTER I. PSYCHOLOGY OF THE JACOBIN LEADERS.
CHAPTER II. THE RULERS OF THE COUNTRY.
CHAPTER III. THE RULERS. (continued).
BOOK FOURTH. THE GOVERNED.

CHAPTER I. THE OPPRESSED.
CHAPTER II. FOOD AND PROVISIONS.
BOOK FIFTH. THE END OF THE REVOLUTIONARY GOVERNMENT.

CHAPTER I. THE CONVENTION.





THE MODERN REGIME, VOLUME 1 [NAPOLEON]

PREFACE

BOOK FIRST. NAPOLEON BONAPARTE.

CHAPTER I. HISTORICAL IMPORTANCE OF HIS CHARACTER AND GENIUS.
CHAPTER II. HIS IDEAS, PASSIONS AND INTELLIGENCE.
BOOK SECOND. FORMATION AND CHARACTER OF THE NEW STATE.

CHAPTER I. THE INSTITUTION OF GOVERNMENT
CHAPTER II. PUBLIC POWER
CHAPTER III. THE NEW GOVERNMENT ORGANIZATION.
BOOK THIRD. OBJECT AND MERITS OF THE SYSTEM.

CHAPTER I. RECOVERY OF SOCIAL ORDER.
CHAPTER II. TAXATION AND CONSCRIPTION.
CHAPTER III. AMBITION AND SELF-ESTEEM.
BOOK FOURTH. DEFECT AND EFFECTS OF THE SYSTEM.

CHAPTER I. LOCAL SOCIETY.
CHAPTER II. LOCAL SOCIETY SINCE 1830.





THE MODERN REGIME, VOLUME 2

PREFACE By André Chevrillon.

BOOK FIFTH. THE CHURCH.

CHAPTER I. MORAL INSTITUTIONS
CHAPTER II. THE CATHOLIC CHURCH.
CHAPTER III THE CLERGY
BOOK SIXTH. PUBLIC INSTRUCTION.

CHAPTER I. PUBLIC INSTRUCTION
CHAPTER II.
CHAPTER III. EVOLUTION BETWEEN 1814 AND 1890.




				

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