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Memoirs Illustrating the History of Jacobinism (17001)

Memoirs Illustrating the History of Jacobinism (17001)

SKU: 17001
  • If the Memoirs had offered only a vast documentation of some major intellectual and ideological trends that produced the French Revolution, this alone would have assured it a place of honor among such books. But the Memoirs represented the highest form of writing history, or the probing into the causes of one of history's great turning points. In singling out the combined forces of the, the French Masonic Lodges, and the German Illuminists, as the decisive factor behind the radically secularist trends of the French Revolution, Barruel himself took a stance that amounts to a standing revolt against what has come to be the "received" view.
        In the Introduction, Stanley L. Jaki gives valuable details, not available elsewhere in English, about Barruel's career and correlates his thinking with modern social and religious developments.

    By Augustin Barruel  •  Introduction by Fr. Stanley L. Jaki

    ISBN 0-9641150-5-0  •  xxxix + 847 pages  •  hardcover

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