Taine, Les Origines de la France contemporaine, pt.
Taine, Positivisme anglais, etude sur Stuart Mill (Paris, 1864); F.
He belonged to the school of Thucydides and Gibbon, not to that of Macaulay and Taine; he deals by preference with the rulers and leaders of the world, and he strictly limits his field to the history of the state, or, as we should say, political history; and in this he is followed by Seeley, one of the greatest of his adherents.
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The work was in fact the first attempt to substitute for the popular representations of Thiers and Lamartine the critical investigation which has been carried on with such brilliance by Taine and Sorel.
"Sachez que vous etes rois et plus des rois," said a revolutionary orator cited by Taine.
Taine in Les Philosophes (Paris, 1868), pp. 79-202.
In a volume entitled Taine, historien de la Revolution frail gaise (1908), Aulard has submitted the method of the eminent philosopher to a criticism, severe, perhaps even unjust, but certainly well-informed.
Taine's Origines de la France contemporaine (Paris, 1876-1894) three volumes are devoted to the Revolution.
In France the Comtian tradition was maintained with important reservations and the abandonment of the religious aspect by Littre (q.v.), Taine and others.
of his articles in this and other periodicals have been put together in book form, Les Maitres de l'histoire: Renan, Taine,, Michele (1894); Portraits et souvenirs (1897: on Hugo, Fustel de Coulanges, V.
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