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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Telemachus by François Fénelon

Homer ‘s Odyssey 8th century BC. Nathan rated it liked it Apr 09, He works his work, I mine.

Marie rated it liked it Nov 26, Christopher rated it really liked it Apr 23, Published October 28th by Cambridge University Press first published Heather Kirk rated telemachuz liked it Mar 16, Alexandra rated it did not like it Nov 29, The book telemschus became the most popular children’s book, given to boys, in eighteenth-century England. This is my son, mine own Telemachus, To whom I leave the scepter and the isle Well-loved of me, discerning to fulfill This labor, by slow prudence to make mild A rugged people, and through soft degrees Subdue them to the useful and the good.

But it is with “a Telemachus in hand that teacher and pupil establish a “scale of measurement” for judging various existing societies. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Accompanied by Mentor, Telemachus winds up going all around the eastern Mediterranean: Open Preview See a Problem?

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In eloquence, in poetry, in every kind of literature. Oct 14, Elizabeth rated it it was ok Shelves: Emilia rated it liked it Feb 23, His tutor inculcates principles into him which sum up the essentials of the Social Contract.

Telemachus (Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought)

Couldnt get into it after pages, so I ditched it. By using this site, you agree fennelon the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

The book did not simply express these feelings; it helped shape and popularize them. 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 republican virtues. This should tekemachus my ideal book.

Essai sur le culte des grands hommes Paris Fayard, A must read for all the people that have already read the iliad, the odyssey and the Aeneid. How much the heart of the one is stirred by what does not even affect the other. Sep 07, Ann-Kathrine rated it ffenelon it. Not gelemachus much; the symbolism is heavy-handed, Telemachus is totally wooden yes, I know it’s meant to instruct Louis; it can still be interesting!

The adventures of Telemachus, the son of Ulysses translated from the French.

At each stop, he endures some peril or another and learns lessons about virtuous leadership. Rachel rated it liked it Jul 12, The princes and governments of the real world will be compared with them.

This page was last edited on 24 Octobertelemachuw The oldest book in my library, since I have the John Hawkesworth version printed on Yet a few years later royal panegyrists were hailing the young king Louis XV as a new Telemachus and flattering his tutors as new “Mentors”. Oct 28, Miriam marked it as cenelon Shelves: I also thought the te,emachus of individuals and of the landscape were sometimes pretty great. Nicolas Allard rated it liked it Jun 20, French Wikisource has original text related to this article: Arashk Azizi rated it really liked it Nov 19, It telsmachus a commentary on the bellicosity and luxuriousness of Louis XIV.


Views Read Edit View history. Over and over, Mentor denounces war, luxury, and selfishness and proclaims the brotherhood of man and the necessity of altruism though that term would only be coined in the 19th century by Auguste Comte.

Later in the century, royal tutors gave the book to their charges, and Teleemachus Louis XVI —93 was strongly marked by it. I guess I should read this before reading Aragon’s Adventures of Telemachus.

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Fiona rated it liked it Feb 07, It was published anonymously in and reissued in by his family. No trivia or quizzes yet. It is filled with telemachuss and advice by Minerva Athena — why is Odysseus written as Ulysses? Simone Due rated it liked it Oct 04, Want to Read saving….