Fenelon’s Telemachus ranks with Bossuet’s Politics as the most important work of political theory of the French grand siecle, influencing Montesquieu and. Cambridge Core – Texts in Political Thought – Fénelon: Telemachus – edited by Patrick Riley. F&#;nelon’s Telemachus ranks with Bossuet’s Politics as the most important work of political theory of the French grand siecle, influencing Montesquieu and.
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Essai sur le culte des grands hommes Paris Fayard, The story in itself is in fact quite good, but I finde Telemachus annoying. The book did not simply express these feelings; it helped shape and popularize them.
Homer ‘s Odyssey 8th century BC. Rachel rated it liked it Jul 12, The oldest book in my library, since I have the John Hawkesworth version printed on It is a commentary on the bellicosity and luxuriousness of Louis XIV.
From its wellspring of sentimentality, a river of tenderly shed tears would flow straight through the eighteenth century, fed by Richardson, Greuze, and Rousseau, among others, finally to pour telemacuus into the broad sea of Romanticism. The prosperous fields and laborious capital are schools of virtue, where law rules over the monarch himself. This should be my ideal book. Published October 28th by Cambridge University Press first published From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
He today is remembered mostly as one of the main advocates of quietism and as the author of The Adventures of Telemachus, a scabrous attack on the French monarchy, first published in Nolwenn-Allison rated it liked it Feb 20, Marie rated it liked it Nov 26, Nicolas Allard rated it liked it Jun 20, Fenelon’s Telemachus ranks with Bossuet’s Politics as the most important work of political theory of the French grand siecle, influencing Montesquieu and Rousseau in its attempt to combine monarchism with telemacnus virtues.
Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. However, one gets the impression that the work was written as a primer to influence a French king Louis XIV or a potential successor.
It is filled with bromides and advice by Minerva Athena — why is Odysseus written as Ulysses? Apparently I like novels. Contrary to Louis XIV, whom he resembles in many traits of character, Idomeneus renounces conquest and is able to make peace with his neighbors.
Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Yet a few years teemachus royal panegyrists were hailing the young king Louis XV as a new Telemachus and flattering his tutors as new “Mentors”.
To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Sep 07, Ann-Kathrine rated it liked it. I suspect, though, that the main reason to read the book is to observe how much it informed telemchus French Enlightenment.
Telemachus (Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought)
Views Read Edit View history. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. But it is with telmeachus Telemachus in hand that teacher and pupil establish a “scale of measurement” for judging various existing societies.
In medias res Between Scylla and Charybdis. How much the heart of the one is stirred by what does not even affect the other.
Telemachus by François Fénelon
I also thought the descriptions of individuals and of the landscape were sometimes pretty great. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. The tutor Mentor is arguably the true hero of the book, much of which is given over to his speeches and advice on how to rule.
Most blameless is he, centered in the sphere Of common duties, decent not to fail In offices of tenderness, and pay Meet adoration to my household gods, When I am gone. Paperbackpages. Mette Sofie Gade rated it did not like it Sep 17, The slender plot fills out a gap in Homer ‘s Odysseyrecounting the educational travels of Telemachusson of Ulyssesaccompanied by his tutor, Mentorwho is revealed at the end of the story to be Minervagoddess of wisdom, in disguise.
Anna rated it did not like it Apr 14, Everything here is brought down to a “noble and frugal simplicity,” and, in the harmony of a strictly hierarchical society, everything combines in a common utility. Fiona rated it liked it Feb 07, Couldnt get into it after pages, so I ditched it.
It was published anonymously in and reissued in by his family.
Johan rated it really liked it Jun 22, Refresh and try again. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt,p. Simone Due rated it liked it Oct 04, Sep 14, Neko McEvil rated it did not like it. The form of government he looks to is an aristocratic republic in the form of a constitutional telemacgus in which the ruler-prince is advised by a council of patricians.
Oct 28, Miriam marked it as to-read Shelves: The princes and governments of the real world will be compared with them. I’m a sucker for Telemachus, and I’m a sucker for Athena cross-dressing, and I’m a sucker for coming-of-age roadtrips. Christopher rated it really liked it Apr 23, Want to Read saving….