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

Alyssa Goldstein Sepinwall

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520241800
eISBN:
9780520931091
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520241800.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

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 ... More


From Tailor's Son to Enlightened Abbé: A Provincial Journey

Alyssa Goldstein Sepinwall

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

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520241800
eISBN:
9780520931091
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520241800.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter begins its journey in Lorraine, four decades before the Revolution, where a child named Baptiste Henry was born to modest artisans named Bastien Grégoire and Marguerite Thiébaut. Aided ... More


A Religious Revolution?: Regeneration Transformed

Alyssa Goldstein Sepinwall

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

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520241800
eISBN:
9780520931091
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520241800.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

In modern-day France, the involvement of Catholics such as Henri Grégoire in the Revolution has appeared puzzling at best, traitorous at worst. Because of the violent dechristianization of the later ... More


Exporting the Revolution: The Colonial Laboratory in Haiti

Alyssa Goldstein Sepinwall

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

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520241800
eISBN:
9780520931091
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520241800.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Henri Grégoire's involvement with Haiti during the Restoration has much to teach about his vision of regeneration for the world during these years. Grégoire's Haitian involvement also yields a ... More


The “Bon Curé” of Emberménil

Alyssa Goldstein Sepinwall

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

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520241800
eISBN:
9780520931091
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520241800.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

In 1782, Henri Grégoire was named curé (parish priest) of Emberménil, as successor to his old mentor—something truly momentous for someone in his circumstances. Though he could have remained an ... More


The Joys and Frustrations of the Atlantic Republican Network: Grégoire and the Americas

Alyssa Goldstein Sepinwall

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

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520241800
eISBN:
9780520931091
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520241800.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The Americas held a special fascination for Henri Grégoire; in contrast to Europe, they represented for him a world of uncorrupted possibilities. Grégoire particularly admired the United States, ... More


A Physical, Moral, and Political Regeneration of the Jews

Alyssa Goldstein Sepinwall

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

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520241800
eISBN:
9780520931091
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520241800.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History

In focusing on the way Henri Grégoire used the term regeneration on the eve of the Revolution, this chapter glimpses some of the contradictions in this paradigm as he would use it throughout his ... More


Overcoming the Terror, Rebuilding the Empire

Alyssa Goldstein Sepinwall

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

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520241800
eISBN:
9780520931091
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520241800.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter explains that since regeneration had come to mean a complete repudiation of the past to many revolutionaries, Henri Grégoire found himself struggling to portray the national agenda ... More


How to Build a National Epic: Digenes Akrites and the Song of Roland

Fernanda Moore

in Classics and National Cultures

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199212989
eISBN:
9780191594205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212989.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter contrasts La Chanson de Roland's successful canonization as France's national epic with the Byzantine epic Digenes Akrites, which seemed destined to serve the same function for Modern ... More


Christian Apologetics and the Universal Human Family

Alyssa Goldstein Sepinwall

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

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520241800
eISBN:
9780520931091
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520241800.003.0010
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Henri Grégoire remained an activist in world of politics until his death, despite occasional frustrations. In addition to New World republicanism, he used his money and pen to support the rights of ... More


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