Whether predicting the Bourbon Restoration of 1814, writing pages judged by the literary critic Sainte-Beuve as among ‘the most sublime ever written in a human language’, or composing the first treatise in the sociology of religion, Maistre was a figure of fascination in his time who remains thought-provoking in ours.
Founder of conservatism, precursor of sociology, contributor to Ultramontanism and noted stylist, Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821) made significant contributions to the history of social, political, and religious ideas.
These pages are the cumulated work of Maistre specialists across three decades. They contain a brief biography, the most extensive bibliography compiled on Maistre to date, and the latest news on events and publications regarding him.
The Joseph de Maistre homepage is maintained by
Carolina Armenteros and