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The Abbe Gregoire and the French Revolution: The Making of Modern Universalism

Alyssa Goldstein Sepinwall


In this age of globalization, the eighteenth-century priest and abolitionist Henri Grégoire has often been called a man ahead of his time. An icon of anti-racism, a hero to people from Ho Chi Minh to French Jews, Grégoire has been particularly celebrated since 1989, when the French government placed him in the Pantheon as a model of ideals of universalism and human rights. In this biography, based on newly discovered and previously overlooked material, we gain access to the full complexity of Grégoire's intellectual and political universe as well as the compelling nature of his persona. His li ... More

Keywords: globalization, Henri Grégoire, anti-racism, France, regeneration, revolutionary universalism, French Revolution, equality, liberation, colonialism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780520241800
Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520241800.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alyssa Goldstein Sepinwall, author