Title: Aristocratic liberalism in nineteenth-century France, 1814-1870
Other Titles: Aristocratisch liberalisme in het negentiende-eeuwse Frankrijk, 1814-1870
Authors: De Dijn, Annelien
Issue Date: 12-May-2005
Table of Contents: Introduction

Chapter 1: The invention of aristocratic liberalism
- Aristocratic liberalism in 1748
- Aristocratic liberalism in the second half of the eighteenth century
- Politics and political debate in the Restoration period

Chapter 2: Liberty and inequality: the royalist discourse
- Liberty and inequality
- Liberty and the landed nobility
- The danger of despotism
- Conclusion

Chapter 3: A society of equals: the liberal response
- The anachronism of aristocratic liberalism
- A society of equals
- A commercial society
- Conclusion

Chapter 4: Liberty in a levelled society: Charles Dunoyer, Benjamin Constant, and Prosper de Barante
- Laissez-faire liberalism: Charles Dunoyer
- The neo-republican solution: Benjamin Constant
- Aristocratic liberalism revisited: Prosper de Barante
- Conclusion

Chapter 5: The new aristocracy: a theme in Restoration liberalism
- The debate about the bicameral system
- The debate about decentralisation
- The debate about press freedom
- The legitimist contribution
- Conclusion

Chapter 6: The danger of democracy: Alexis de Tocqueville
- The July Revolution and Orléanist liberalism
- Alexis de Tocqueville: the Démocratie of 1835
- Aristocratic liberalism in the Démocratie of 1840
- Tocqueville’s pessimism
- Conclusion

Chapter 7: The French predicament: aristocratic liberalism in the Second Empire
- The French predicament
- The English example: Charles de Montalembert
- The debate about decentralisation: Odilon Barrot and Victor de Broglie
- Charles Dupont-White’s criticism
- Conclusion


Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: TH
Appears in Collections:KADOC Research
KADOC - Documentation and Research Centre for Religion, Culture and Society - miscellaneous
Modernity & Society 1800-2000, Leuven

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