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Truc, Gonzague 1877-1972

Works: 391 works in 1,400 publications in 4 languages and 7,555 library holdings
Genres: History  Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Sermons  Records and correspondence  Bibliography  Miscellanea  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc  Epistolary fiction 
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 the laws by Charles de Secondat Montesquieu( Book )

39 editions published between 1944 and 1979 in French and Spanish and held by 478 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 )

46 editions published between 1945 and 1997 in French and held by 381 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 )

24 editions published between 1961 and 1988 in 4 languages and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mémoires by Louis de Rouvroy Saint-Simon( Book )

in French and held by 250 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 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lamartine by Gonzague Truc( Book )

22 editions published between 1967 and 1968 in 3 languages and held by 206 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 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

15 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 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paul Claudel by Gonzague Truc( Book )

18 editions published between 1925 and 1946 in French and English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bossuet et le classicisme religieux by Gonzague Truc( Book )

13 editions published in 1934 in French and held by 154 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 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les lettres by René Groos( Book )

13 editions published in 1934 in French and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Montaigne by Gonzague Truc( Book )

12 editions published in 1945 in French and held by 129 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 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lettres persanes by Charles de Secondat Montesquieu( Book )

19 editions published between 1946 and 1956 in French and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1711 Usbek leaves his seraglio in Isfahan to undertake the long journey to France, accompanied by his young friend Rica. He leaves behind five wives (Zachi, Zéphis, Fatmé, Zélis, and Roxane) in the care of a number of black eunuchs, one of whom is the head or first eunuch. During the trip and their long stay in Paris (1712-1720), they comment, in letters exchanged with friends and mullahs, on numerous aspects of Western, Christian society, particularly French politics and mores, ending with a biting satire of the System of John Law. Over time, various disorders surface back in the seraglio, and beginning with letter 139, the situation there rapidly unravels."
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 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 French and Italian and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le cas Racine by Gonzague Truc( Book )

8 editions published in 1921 in French and English and held by 84 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 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
G. T.

G. T. 1877-1972

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

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French (306)

English (15)

Spanish (7)

Italian (1)