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Taine, Hippolyte 1828-1893

Works: 1,677 works in 7,639 publications in 18 languages and 40,317 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Records and correspondence  Biography  Guidebooks 
Roles: Author, Translator, Other, Author of introduction, Speaker, Editor, Composer, Commentator for written text, Contributor, Correspondent
Classifications: PR93, 820.9
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History of English literature by Hippolyte Taine( Book )
460 editions published between 1863 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 4,319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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The origins of contemporary France : the ancient regime, the Revolution, the modern regime : selected chapters by Hippolyte Taine( Book )
542 editions published between 1839 and 2011 in 13 languages and held by 3,285 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
Philosophie de l'art; Voyage en Italie; Essais de critique et d'histoire by Hippolyte Taine( Book )
469 editions published between 1865 and 2009 in 14 languages and held by 2,268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Notes on England by Hippolyte Taine( Book )
185 editions published between 1858 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 1,850 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The ancient régime by Hippolyte Taine( Book )
202 editions published between 1875 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 1,661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Italy: Florence and Venice by Hippolyte Taine( Book )
258 editions published between 1865 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 1,470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La Fontaine et ses fables by Hippolyte Taine( Book )
176 editions published between 1860 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 969 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Prefaces and prologues to famous books, with introductions, notes and illustrations by Charles William Eliot( Book )
17 editions published between 1909 and 2004 in English and held by 951 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
Notes on Paris by Hippolyte Taine( Book )
236 editions published between 1808 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 824 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Essais de critique et d'histoire by Hippolyte Taine( Book )
126 editions published between 1858 and 1953 in 3 languages and held by 738 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Voyage aux Pyrénées by Hippolyte Taine( Book )
200 editions published between 1855 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Recueil de textes sur les Pyrénées
Nouveaux essais de critique et d'histoire by Hippolyte Taine( Book )
96 editions published between 1865 and 1992 in French and English and held by 621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The modern régime by Hippolyte Taine( Book )
28 editions published between 1876 and 2010 in English and French and held by 590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On intelligence by Hippolyte Taine( Book )
42 editions published between 1871 and 1998 in English and held by 569 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)
De l'intelligence by Hippolyte Taine( Book )
112 editions published between 1864 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Essai sur Tite Live by Hippolyte Taine( Book )
77 editions published between 1856 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lectures on art by Hippolyte Taine( Book )
30 editions published between 1875 and 1989 in English and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Les philosophes classiques du XIXe siècle en France by Hippolyte Taine( Book )
84 editions published between 1868 and 1988 in 3 languages and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Derniers essais de critique et d'histoire by Hippolyte Taine( Book )
66 editions published between 1818 and 1949 in 3 languages and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Le positivisme anglais; et́ude sur Stuart Mill by Hippolyte Taine( Book )
40 editions published between 1864 and 2012 in French and English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Danna 1828-1893
Graindorge, Frédéric T. 1828-1893
Graindorge , Frédéric Thomas
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Graindorge, Frédérick Thomas
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Тэн, Ипполит 1828-1893
טן, איפוליט 1828-1893
טן, איפוליט אדולף
טן, היפוליט אדולף
טן, הפוליט
טען, איפוליט 1828-1893
טען, היפאליט
テエヌ, イポリット
丹纳 1828-1893
French (2,509)
English (730)
German (130)
Spanish (120)
Italian (47)
Chinese (23)
Japanese (13)
Russian (11)
Polish (5)
Hebrew (5)
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Serbian (4)
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