In-8° broché,format moyen,couverture illustrée,Editions Klincksieck Editeur,Paris,1979,quelques illustrations en noir,216 pages,bon état. This included groups classified by language, for example the Celts, Slavs and the Germans. After the German victory, Gobineau triumphantly used his own country's defeat as proof of his racial theories. As those ambitions were not realized, de Gobineau developed a sense of faded glory as he grew up in a city that had been built to be the dominant hub for Europe's trade with Asia, a dream that had not been realized, as India became part of the British Empire rather than the French empire. In 1846, Gobineau married Clémence Gabrielle Monnerot, who had pressed for a hasty marriage as she was pregnant by their mutual friend Hercule de Serre who had abandoned her and as a good Catholic she did not wish to give birth to an illegitimate child.
Gobineau was in particular struck by the way that newspapers in Halifax condemned the Royal Navy for offering generous signing up bonuses to sailors as a major problem as it forced the local ship-owners to offer higher wages to their sailors to prevent them from joining the Navy, which Gobineau used to argue that the Nova Scotians were utterly materialistic. At the same time, he also totally disagreed with Gobineau's conclusion that miscegenation unavoidably resulted in the decline of the human race and cultures. In Modern Political Ideologies, Vol. From 1856 he started to write parts of his Histoire généalogique des nations iraniennes, published as Histoire des Perses 1869 , a work devoid of any scholarly value. Jalāl Matini, Tehran, 1377 Š. Wagner was fascinated by Gobineau's racial theories, and much of his writings from 1876 onwards showed Gobineau's influence. His sudden interest in sculpture Athens, 1866 occupied much of his time, along with his continuing poetical ambitions, although in both his achievements were somewhat mediocre.
Gobineau was no socialist, but he had an intense hatred of capitalism, which allowed for poor men to rise up and become rich by their own talents and skills, something that was an affront to everything that Gobineau believed in. In 1884, just after the war with China began, the second edition and third editions of the Essai sur l'inégalité des races humaines were published in Paris, which was a direct result of the war, as many French people suddenly became interested in a book that had such an unflattering picture of Asians. From his childhood, Gobineau had been interested in Oriental studies, including Buddhism and Hinduism, and kept abreast of scholarly publications on these topics, mostly in French and German. In A History of Political Theories, Chap. The intermixture of all these decadent ethnic varieties will inevitably give birth to further ethnic chaos.
Although he often expressed his contempt for successive French governments, Gobineau sought official honors eagerly. Gobineau published two books on ancient Persia, Lectures des textes cunéformes 1858 and Traité des écitures cunéformes 1864. The American historian Geoffrey Field summarized Gobineau's work as: Written after the Revolutions of 1848—49, the Essai was a post-mortem of the old aristocratic order in Europe, characterized by reverence for hierarchy, social status and family lineage… Superior in beauty, intellect and creative vigor, the white race and especially its illustrious Aryan branch was the bearer of culture and civilization, responsible for the triumphs of the past. Printed on acid free paper. Please note that first editions are rarely first printings. But, he believed European civilization represented the best of what remained of ancient civilizations and held the most superior attributes capable for continued survival. For Gobineau, what the French Revolution had begun, the Industrial Revolution was finishing and, for him, industrialization and urbanization were a complete disaster for Europe.
. Do you not see inherent in your doctrine all the evils engendered by permanent inequality—pride, violence, scorn of fellow men, tyranny and abjection in all their forms? Schemann, Ludwig 1913-1916 Gobineau: Eine Biographic 2 vols. Conceived in his youth, the Essai was the basis of all his future work Œuvres I, p. Dos et une partie des plats insolés ,bordure des feuillets légèrement jaunie ,bon état intérieur. Public Records Office, Kew, U. As such, Gobineau was extremely opposed to classical liberalism with its celebration of meritocracy, and he used the example of China as a warning about where classical liberals were taking the West. Robert Bernasconi and Tommy C.
Gobineau's last post was at Stockholm in 1872. However, Gobineau held that while some race mixing is good, too much is very bad, as it leads to the stagnation of civilization. Gobineau was so obsessed with Vikings and his supposed descent from them that he started writing a pseudo-family history showing his alleged descent from during his time in Sweden. Traité des écritures cunéiformes, 2 vols. Two older works are Arnold H. Arthur de Gobineau, Inventeur du Racisme 1816—1882 , Mercure de France. Studies on Gobineau have continued through the works of scholars like A.
Le Style des Pléiades de Gobineau, E. Under the shock of the Revolution of 1848, Gobineau had first expressed his racial theories in his 1848 epic poem Manfredine where he revealed his fear that the revolution of 1848 was the beginning of the end of aristocratic Europe, with the common folk descended from lesser breeds taking over. Most of his heroes and landscapes can be identified from his personal notes and correspondence. The book is printed in black and white. Due to our listings requiring immediate PayPal payment, we cannot combine postage costs across different items. As someone born after the French Revolution had destroyed the idealized Ancien Régime of his imagination, Gobineau felt a deep sense of pessimism regarding the future. Clement Serpeille de Gobineau, ed.
We are proud to offer numerous titles all at incredible prices with worldwide delivery to over 100 countries. I no longer believe in anything nor have any views. Se jugeant mal compris, il fut à la fin de sa vie un misanthrope errant dans une Europe aux prises à des velléités nationalistes. He expected but did not receive the approval of Alexis de Tocqueville or of the German Orientalists Georg Heinrich August von Ewald 1803-75 and August Friedrich Pott 1802-87. Gobineau argued that Russian railroad building operations in Siberia would easily allow the Chinese to rapidly reach Europe.
In his , he ultimately accepts the prevailing Christian doctrine that all human beings shared the common ancestors Adam and Eve as opposed to. Despite his claims that whites were the most beautiful of his races, Gobineau believed that Asian and black women had immense powers of sexual attraction over white men, and that whenever whites were in close proximity to blacks and Asians, the result was always miscegenation as white men were seduced by Asian and black women, to the detriment of the whites. Amédée Outrey; Persian diplomatic correspondence partly published by Adrienne Doris Hytier. Father of Racist Ideology: The Social and Political Thought of Count Gobineau. Gobineau had mixed feelings about the German states, praising Prussia as a conservative society dominated by the Junkers while on the other hand worrying that increasing economic growth promoted by the Zollverein was making the Prussian middle class more powerful.
From 1835 until his diplomatic sojourns he lived in Paris, where he occupied himself with literary work and a wide range of studies. Rather than suffer the humiliation of having the French minister declared persona non grata for engaging in a fist-fight on the streets of Rio, the Quai d'Orsay promptly recalled Gobineau. Had the Gobineaus, Joseph and Louis, gone back to Bordeaux after the Revolution, they doubtless would have rediscovered all those cousins and so forth who had issued in the course of many centuries. But the peasants, there they are nearly barbarous. He was elected mayor of Trye in November 1863.