A Modern Maistre: The Social and Political Thought of Joseph de Maistre

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Index
absolutism: blamed for French Revolution, 69, 78, 200-201, 213-14, 232- 34; in conservative thought, 20, 30, 121; in Enlightenment thought, 143; in European history, 205, 206-7, 232-34; Maistre's mockery of, 40; Maistre's reputation for, ix, xi, 123- 24, 235; Maistre's views on royal, 77, 103, 128-32, 169; of French Revolutionaries, 12, 125, 131
Acéphale, 80-81
Action Française, 27, 28, 235
Adams, John, 87
Adorno, Theodor, 94
alchemy, 11, 138, 151, 153
Alembert, Jean Le Rond d', 152
Althusser, Louis, 92
ambivalence: human, 37, 40, 72-73, 128; in Maistre, xiv, xviii, 211, 228, 231, 236; of the sacred, 46-47, 74
American Revolution, 1, 205
ancien régime: counterrevolutionary affiliation with, 6, 7, 11, 27, 31, 208; Maistre's opinion of, 200, 211-12, 213-14, 224-25; Maistre's personal association with, xix, xx; staging of representations by, 63, 70, 102-3
animals: as automata, 139, 141-42; men as, 26, 38-39, 54, 156; mental life of, 147, 149-50, 245 n.9; sacrificial, 34, 41-43, 45, 47, 241 n.6
animism, 33, 158
anthropology, 12, 30-31, 78, 87-94, 163; of sacrifice, 35, 37, 50-58, 210- 11
Appius Claudius, 104
Aquinas, Saint Thomas, 76
aristocracy, 10, 25, 28, 29, 112, 202, 205, 206; as political priesthood, 103-9, 117, 223-24, 226. See also counterrevolution; exile; Restoration, Bourbon
atheism, 10, 94, 159, 162, 204, 207, 212
Augustine, Saint, 37, 124, 163, 168-69, 170, 172, 177
authority: mysteries of, 91-93, 109; need for checks on, 94, 117, 130-31, 186, 206-7, 214; papal, ix, 41, 94, 127, 132, 133-34; paternal, 98; rests on obedience, 96, 118-19, 183-84, 218; state, 125, 128-30, 234; theological, 172; traditionalist view of, 10, 13-14, 17-20, 26, 27, 30, 88, 235; violence of, xiv, 66-68, 70, 76, 85, 112-15. See also sovereignty
autonomy (of individual), xv, 12, 30, 138, 141
Aztecs, 47, 64
Bacon, Francis, 108, 152, 154, 155-56
Bagge, Dominique, 28
balance, xx, 43, 74, 77-78, 144-46, 184, 185
Balandier, Georges, 91
Baldensperger, Fernand, 5-6, 8
Ballanche, Pierre-Simon, 14, 20-23, 59, 236
Barbey d'Aurevilly, Jules-Amédée, 231
Barruel, Augustin, Abbé de, 7
Barth, Hans, 121
Bataille, Georges, xi, 79-84, 87, 222
Baudelaire, Charles-Pierre, 82, 189
Bayle, Pierre, 170
Beik, Paul, 8, 241 n.47

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  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Preface vii
  • Chapter 1 - French Traditionalism 1
  • Chapter 2 - Sacrifice 32
  • Chapter 3 - Punishment and War 61
  • Chapter 4 - Symbolic Power 87
  • Chapter 5 - Legitimacy and The Origins of Sovereignty 110
  • Chapter 6 - Science and Society 137
  • Chapter 7 - Providence 166
  • Chapter 8 - Revolution and Counterrevolution 199
  • Works Cited 251
  • Index 261
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