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"We are tainted by modern philosophy which has taught us that all is good, whereas evil has polluted everything and in a very real sense all is evil, since nothing is in its proper place." -- Joseph de Maistre
Joseph-Marie, comte de Maistre (; 1 April 1753 — 26 February 1821) was a French-speaking Savoyard philosopher, writer, lawyer and diplomat. He was one of the most influential spokesmen for hierarchical authoritarianism in the period immediately following the French Revolution of 1789. Despite his close intellectual and personal ties with France, Maistre remained throughout most of his life a subject of the King of Piedmont-Sardinia, whom he served as member of the Savoy Senate (1787—1792), ambassador to Russia (1803—1817), and minister of state to the court in Turin (1817—1821).

Maistre, one of the key intellectual figures of the Counter-Enlightenment, argued for the restoration of hereditary monarchy, which he regarded both as a divinely sanctioned institution and as the only stable form of government, and for the indirect authority of the Pope over temporal matters. According to Maistre, only governments founded upon a Christian constitution, implicit in the customs and institutions of all European societies but especially in Catholic European monarchies, could avoid the disorder and bloodshed that followed the implementation of rationalist political programs, such as the 1789 revolution. Maistre was an enthusiastic proponent of the principle of hierarchical authority, which the Revolution sought to destroy; he extolled the monarchy, he exalted the privileges of the papacy, and he glorified God's providence.

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Total Books: 30
The Pope Considered in His Relations with the Church Temporal Sovereignties Separated Churches and the Cause of Civilization
The Generative Principle of Political Constitutions Studies on Sovereignty Religion and Enlightenment
Quatre Chapitres Indits Sur La Russie
2010 - Quatre Chapitres Indits Sur La Russie [French Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781141257331
ISBN-10: 1141257335
Genre: Nonfiction

Catchisme De Controverse
2010 - Catchisme De Controverse [French Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781141733729
ISBN-10: 1141733722
Genre: Nonfiction

Tratado sobre los sacrificios/ Essay on Sacrifice
2009 - Tratado Sobre Los Sacrificios/ Essay on Sacrifice [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788496867499
ISBN-10: 8496867498
Genre: Nonfiction

Oeuvres Compltes
2009 - Oeuvres Compltes [French Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781115929219
ISBN-10: 1115929216
Genre: Nonfiction

Oeuvres compltes dition ne varietur 2e tirage contenant ses oeuvres posthumes et toute sa corre
2009 - Oeuvres Compltes Dition Ne Varietur 2e Tirage Contenant Ses Oeuvres Posthumes Et Toute Sa Corre [French Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781115929875
ISBN-10: 1115929879
Genre: Nonfiction

The Executioner
2009 - The Executioner [Penguin Great Ideas] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780141191638
ISBN-10: 0141191635
Genre: Nonfiction

Correspondance Diplomatique De Joseph De Maistre V2 1811-1817
2009 - Correspondance Diplomatique De Joseph De Maistre V2 1811-1817 [1860 - French Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781104638252
ISBN-10: 1104638258
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Cinque paradossi
2009 - Cinque Paradossi (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788837223175
ISBN-10: 883722317X

2007 - Oeuvres [DE MAISTRE] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782221095430
ISBN-10: 222109543X

Maistre Considerations on France
1995 - Maistre Considerations on France [Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780521460767
ISBN-10: 052146076X
Genres: History, Nonfiction

St Petersburg Dialogues Or Conversations on the Temporal Government of Providence
Ecrits sur la Rvolution
1989 - Ecrits Sur La Rvolution (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782130426202
ISBN-10: 2130426204

1984 - Il Papa (Paperback)
Works [Minerva S] (Hardcover)
On God and Society Essay on the Generative Principle of Political Constitution and Other Human Institutions
Considrations sur la France  dition critique
Considrations Sur La France Dition Critique [Bibliotheque Franco Simone, No. 5] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9782051002462
ISBN-10: 2051002460

Die Abende von St Petersburg
Die Abende Von St Petersburg (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9783854181286
ISBN-10: 3854181280

Vom Papst Ausgewhte Texte
Vom Papst Ausgewhte Texte (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9783938869086
ISBN-10: 3938869089