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Taine, Hippolyte 1828-1893

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Works: 1,737 works in 7,419 publications in 6 languages and 39,453 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Records and correspondence  Biography 
Roles: Translator, Other, Author of introduction, Speaker, Editor, Composer, Contributor, Correspondent, Commentator for written text
Classifications: DC251, 820.9
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History of English literature by Hippolyte Taine ( Book )
282 editions published between 1871 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Philosophie de l'art by Hippolyte Taine ( Book )
242 editions published between 1865 and 1985 in 6 languages and held by 1,258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Les origines de la France contemporaine by Hippolyte Taine ( Book )
308 editions published between 1876 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Retrato de Hipolyte Adolphe Taine
The ancient régime by Hippolyte Taine ( Book )
47 editions published between 1876 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,062 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The French revolution by Hippolyte Taine ( Book )
37 editions published between 1878 and 2010 in English and held by 1,030 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hippolyte Taine's The French Revolution, which is written from the viewpoint of conservative French opinion, is a unique and important contribution to revolutionary historiography. Taine condemns the radicals of the French Revolution, unhesitatingly contradicting the rosy, Rousseauesque view of the Revolution. Taine approached the Revolution in the same way that a medical doctor approaches a disease. Indeed, he described his work not so much as a history as a "pathology" of the Revolution. His method constitutes his principal contribution to study of the subject. This method began with an examination, not of the French, but of the English. As Professor Mona Ozouf observes, Taine "maintained [that] the history of the Revolution depended on the definition of the French spirit." He had, in an earlier account of English literature, defined "a unique explanatory principle" for investigation of the contrasting societies of the French and the English. This principle among the English, he reported, is "the sense of liberty," or what he described as the English conviction that "man, having conceived alone in his conscience and before God the rules of his conduct, is above all a free, moral person." In contrast to the English ability to conserve and even to expand liberty through gradual adaptation to changing circumstances, Taine identified a "French spirit" that became, Ozouf emphasizes, "his central explanation of the French revolutionary phenomenon." This phenomenon explained, Taine argued, why France "had demolished its national community well before the Revolution" -- thus making the Revolution not only inevitable, but also inevitably terrible. - Publisher
Notes on England by Hippolyte Taine ( Book )
52 editions published between 1858 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,023 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Prefaces and prologues to famous books, with introductions, notes and illustrations by Charles William Eliot ( Book )
16 editions published between 1909 and 2004 in English and held by 954 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Book prefaces, dedications, introductions, etc., by William Caxton, John Calvin, Sir Walter Raleigh, Francis Bacon, John Dryden, Samuel Johnson, William Wordsworth, Victor Hugo and Hippolyte Taine, among others
La Fontaine et ses fables by Hippolyte Taine ( Book )
169 editions published between 1860 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 935 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Histoire de la littérature anglaise by Hippolyte Taine ( Book )
154 editions published between 1863 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Italy: Florence and Venice by Hippolyte Taine ( Book )
44 editions published between 1867 and 2000 in English and held by 667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Essais de critique et d'histoire by Hippolyte Taine ( Book )
99 editions published between 1858 and 1930 in French and held by 657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nouveaux essais de critique et d'histoire by Hippolyte Taine ( Book )
90 editions published between 1865 and 1992 in French and held by 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The modern régime by Hippolyte Taine ( Book )
24 editions published between 1876 and 2010 in English and French and held by 585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Voyage en Italie by Hippolyte Taine ( Book )
127 editions published between 1865 and 1990 in 4 languages and held by 569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On intelligence by Hippolyte Taine ( Book )
43 editions published between 1871 and 1998 in English and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"If I am not mistaken, we mean nowadays by intelligence, what was formerly called understanding or intellect-that is to say, the faculty of knowing; this, at least, is the sense in which I have taken the word. Such is the method it has been attempted to follow in this work. In the first part, the elements of knowledge have been determined; by consecutive reductions we have arrived at the most simple elements, and have passed from these to the physiological changes which are the condition of their origin. In the second part, we have first described the mechanism and general effect of their combination; then, applying the law we have discovered, we have examined the elements, formation, certitude, and range of the principal kinds of our knowledge, from that of individual things to that of general things, from the most special perceptions, previsions, and recollections, up to the most universal judgments and axioms"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)
Voyage aux Pyrénées by Hippolyte Taine ( Book )
169 editions published between 1858 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Recueil de textes sur les Pyrénées
The origins of contemporary France : the ancient regime, the Revolution, the modern regime : selected chapters by Hippolyte Taine ( Book )
6 editions published between 1974 and 2004 in English and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
De l'intelligence by Hippolyte Taine ( Book )
111 editions published between 1864 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Notes sur l'Angleterre by Hippolyte Taine ( Book )
103 editions published between 1872 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lectures on art by Hippolyte Taine ( Book )
28 editions published between 1875 and 1989 in English and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Danna 1828-1893
Graindorge, Frédéric T. 1828-1893
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טן, איפוליט 1828-1893
טן, היפוליט אדולף
טן, הפוליט
טען, איפוליט 1828-1893
טען, היפאליט
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丹纳 1828-1893
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