The Info List - Élie Reclus

Élie Reclus
Élie Reclus
(French: [ʁəkly]; 16 June 1827, Sainte-Foy-la-Grande
– 11 February 1904, Brussels) was a French ethnographer who studied what were then called primitive cultures, and an anarchist. Élie Reclus
Élie Reclus
was the oldest of five brothers, born to a Protestant minister and his wife. His middle three brothers, including the well known anarchist Élisée Reclus, all became geographers.[1] In 1866 a feminist group called the Société pour la Revendication du Droit des Femmes began to meet at the house of André Léo. Members included Paule Minck, Louise Michel, Eliska Vincent, Élie Reclus
Élie Reclus
and his wife Néomie, Mme Jules Simon
Jules Simon
and Caroline de Barrau. Maria Deraismes
Maria Deraismes
also participated. Because of the broad range of opinions, the group decided to focus on the subject of improving girls' education.[2] Élie Reclus
Élie Reclus
served as director of the Bibliotheque National
Bibliotheque National
in Paris during the Commune de Paris. Condemned par contumace, he went to the United States, then to England, until the French government amnesty in March 1879. While exiled in London, he presented to the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland his first article against circumcision, Circumcision, signification, origins and other similar rituals, in January 1879.[1] Reclus also taught Charles Fairfield, who was the father of Rebecca West.[3] He is also known for his anarchist writings.


1 Works 2 Notes 3 Bibliography 4 External links


Many articles in French or foreign journals or magazines, among which:

Revue de l’Ouest, Bay Saint-Louis (United States) Mysl, then Dielo, Saint-Petersburg Rousskoïé Slovo The Times Putnam’s Magazine, International, San Francisco) La Gironde (« Lettres d’un cosmopolite ») La Rive gauche La Nouvelle Revue, Revue de la Société d’anthropologie La Commune

1864: Introduction to the Dictionnaire des communes de France, in collaboration with Élisée Reclus, Hachette 1885: Les Primitifs, Chamerot. 1894: Les Primitifs d’Australie, Dentu. 1896: Renouveau d’une cité, in collaboration with Élisée Reclus, La Société nouvelle 1894–1904: conferences at the New University of Brussels
on the evolution of religions 1904–1910, posthumes:

Le Mariage tel qu’il fut et tel qu’il est, Imprimerie nouvelle, Mons La Commune de Paris
Commune de Paris
au jour le jour, Schleicher, reedited in 2011 by the Association Théolib;[4] Les Croyances populaires, lessons at the New University Le Pain. La Doctrine de Luther, la Société nouvelle Les Physionomies végétales, Costes


^ a b Revue internationale des sciences (Tome III, 1879, Paris) ^ McMillan 2002, p. 130. ^ "...late in her life, she [West] referred frequently to the anarchist Reclus brothers, one of whom (Elisée Reclus) had been a famous geographer in his time, while the other (Elie Reclus) had been the private tutor of West's father, Charles Fairfield..." Bernard Schweizer, Rebecca West: Heroism, Rebellion, and the Female Epic.Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2002. ISBN 0313323607. ^ Élie Reclus. "Élie Reclus. La Commune de Paris
Commune de Paris
au jour le jour". 


McMillan, James F. (2002-01-08). France
and Women, 1789-1914: Gender, Society and Politics. Routledge. ISBN 978-1-134-58957-9. Retrieved 2014-10-23. 

External links[edit]

Works by Élie Reclus
Élie Reclus
at Project Gutenberg Works by or about Élie Reclus
Élie Reclus
at Internet Archive

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WorldCat Identities VIAF: 76388157 LCCN: n82091003 ISNI: 0000 0001 2140 2074 GND: 121737063 SUDOC: 032254377 BNF: cb12332056p (data) BIBSYS: 90752144 NLA: 35789705 BNE: XX1411444 SNAC: w6q95tgj

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