The Tradition as an Alternative to Secular History in French Traditionalism

  • Gabriel Motzkin
Part of the Philosophical Studies in Contemporary Culture book series (PSCC, volume 1)


Whatever the long-run influence of the early nineteenth-century Tübingen School, the éclat of early nineteenth-century French Traditionalism was much greater, both because France was a much more important Catholic country in the early nineteenth century than the South German principalities (Tübingen even being located in a Catholic diaspora) and because the political resonance of French Traditionalism was immediate. The political consequences of French Traditionalism have been obscured in our retrospective view both because they were ambiguous, and because the political movements that were influenced by French Traditionalism did not choose to remember this particular spiritual ancestry.


Nineteenth Century Early Nineteenth Century Historical Scholarship Divine Revelation Historical Progress 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gabriel Motzkin
    • 1
  1. 1.The Hebrew University of JerusalemIsrael

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