The Plan for Perpetual Peace, On the Government of Poland, and Other Writings on History and Politics

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

The Plan for Perpetual Peace, On the Government of Poland, and Other Writings on History and Politics

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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292 pages | 6 x 9 1/4
Paper $40.00 ISBN: 9781611680348 Published July 2011
These abridgements of The Plan for Perpetual Peace (published 1761), On the Government of Poland (1771–1772), and Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s other writings on history and politics represent his considerations of the practical applications of key principles developed in his best-known theoretical writings. In this latest volume in the classic series, Rousseau reflects on projects for a European union; the possibilities for governmental reform for France, including the polysynody experiment; international relations; and the establishment of governments for Poland and Corsica, both recently liberated from foreign oppression. Taken together, these works offer definitive insights into Rousseau’s decidedly nonutopian thoughts on cosmopolitanism and nationalism, and on the theory and practice of politics.
Contents
Preface • Chronology of Works in Volume 11 • Note on the Text • Introduction • Universal Chronology Or General History of Times From the Creation of the World Up to the Present • On Wealth and Fragments on Taste • Fragment of a History of the Valais • On the Writings of the Abbé de Saint-Pierre • Abstract of Monsieur the Abbé de Saint-Pierre’s Plan for Perpetual Peace • Letter from M. Rousseau to M. De Bastide, Author of The World • Foreword by M. De Bastide • Abstract of Monsieur the Abbé de Saint-Pierre’s Plan for Perpetual Peace • Fragment • Rescript of the Emperor of China on the Occasion of the Plan for Perpetual Peace, by Voltaire • Judgment of the Plan for Perpetual Peace • The State of War • Fragments on War • Polysynody • Judgment on the Polysynody • Fragments on the Polysynody • Various Fragments • Plan for an Introduction to a Work on the Abbé de St. Pierre • Fragments and Notes on the Abbé de St. Pierre • Plan for a Constitution for Corsica • Separate Fragments • Considerations on the Government of Poland and on Its Planned Reformation • Notes • Index
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