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Truc, Gonzague 1877-1972

Works: 375 works in 1,378 publications in 4 languages and 7,561 library holdings
Genres: History  Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Epistolary fiction  Sermons  Records and correspondence  Bibliography  Miscellanea  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Annotator, Author of introduction, Other, Adapter, Contributor, Translator, Compiler
Classifications: JC179, 320
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Most widely held works by Gonzague Truc
The spirit of laws by Charles de Secondat Montesquieu( Book )

55 editions published between 1944 and 1979 in French and Spanish and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the essentials of good government; compares and contrasts despotism, monarchy, and democracy; and discusses the factors that lead to the corruption of governments; education of the citizenry, crime and punishment, abuse of power and of liberty, individual rights, taxation, slavery, the role of women, commerce, religion, and a host of additional subjects
Considerations on the causes of the greatness of the Romans and their decline by Charles de Secondat Montesquieu( Book )

45 editions published between 1945 and 1997 in French and Undetermined and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Montesquieu's Considerations on the Causes of the Greatness of the Romans and Their Decline was published almost midway between his Persian Letters (1721) and The Spirit of the Laws (1748). Today it is the least well known of the three, though not through any fault of its own. It may have been the first (and certainly was one of the first) of all efforts to comprehend the whole span of Roman history, and among such efforts it still has few if any peers -- even after a century and a half of the scientific historiography Montesquieu's own writings did so much to engender, and which has now grown disdainful of its philosophic forbears. It was probably one of the works Gibbon had in mind in his Memoirs when he wrote: "... but my delight was in the frequent perusal of Montesquieu, whose energy of style, and boldness of hypothesis, were powerful to awaken and stimulate the genius of the age." But the context in which it must be understood, and from which it derives its chief value, is not that of history but of political philosophy. In the annals of this subject, it is one of the few instances when a philosopher has undertaken an extended analysis of any particular society, let alone of its entire history. The only comparable thing on Rome is Machiavelli's Discourses, to which it bears a deep inner kinship. But it is simpler than the Discourses, both in structure and meaning. For the most part it uses an historical framework, beginning with Rome's origins and ending with its collapse, and its teaching is in some ways less devious. - Introduction
Histoire de la littérature catholique contemporaine by Gonzague Truc( Book )

23 editions published between 1961 and 1988 in 4 languages and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mémoires by Louis de Rouvroy Saint-Simon( Book )

in French and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pascal, son temps et le nôtre by Gonzague Truc( Book )

17 editions published in 1949 in 3 languages and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lamartine by Gonzague Truc( Book )

22 editions published between 1967 and 1968 in 3 languages and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jean Racine, l'œuvre, l'artiste, l'homme et le temps by Gonzague Truc( Book )

16 editions published in 1926 in 3 languages and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De J.-P. Sartre à L. Lavelle; ou, Désagrégation et réintégration by Gonzague Truc( Book )

16 editions published in 1946 in French and English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anatole France : l'artiste et le penseur by Gonzague Truc( Book )

14 editions published between 1920 and 1942 in French and English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paul Claudel by Gonzague Truc( Book )

18 editions published between 1925 and 1946 in French and English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bossuet et le classicisme religieux by Gonzague Truc( Book )

13 editions published in 1934 in French and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classicisme d'hier et classiques d'aujourd'hui by Gonzague Truc( Book )

12 editions published in 1929 in French and English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les lettres by René Groos( Book )

13 editions published in 1934 in French and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Montaigne by Gonzague Truc( Book )

12 editions published in 1945 in French and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lettres à d'Aubigné et à madame des Ursins by Maintenon( Book )

11 editions published in 1921 in French and English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Persian letters by Charles de Secondat Montesquieu( Book )

19 editions published between 1946 and 1956 in French and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This novel tells the story of two Persian noblemen who have left their country - the modern Iran - to journey to Europe in search of wisdom. As they travel, they write home to wives and eunuchs in the harem and to friends in France and elsewhere. Their colourful observations on the culture differences between West and East conjure up Eastern sensuality, repression and cruelty in contrast to the freer, more civilized West - but here also unworthy nobles and bishops, frivolous women of fashion and conceited people of all kinds are satirized
Port-Royal: lettres à l'auteur des imaginaires; abrégé de l'histoire de Port-Royal by Jean Racine( Book )

10 editions published in 1933 in 3 languages and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lettres à sons fils, suivies de Lettres de Jean Baptiste Racine à Louis Racine by Jean Racine( Book )

13 editions published in 1922 in French and Undetermined and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La pensée by Gonzague Truc( Book )

15 editions published between 1933 and 1934 in French and Undetermined and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sermons: sur l'impurete, sur la conversion de Madeleine, et sur le retardement de la penitence by Louis Bourdaloue( Book )

13 editions published between 1921 and 2011 in French and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
Gonzague Truc écrivain français

Gonzague Truc escritor francés

Gonzague Truc Frans biograaf (1877-1972)

Gonzague Truc French writer

Truc, Gonzague

Truc, Gonzague Joseph.

Truc Gonzague-Joseph 1877-1972

トリュック, ゴンザッグ

French (326)

English (14)

Spanish (8)

Italian (1)