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Sieyès

(French sjejɛs)
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(Biography) Emmanuel Joseph (ɛmanɥɛl ʒozɛf), called Abbé Sieyès. 1748–1836, French statesman, political theorist, and churchman, who became prominent during the Revolution following the publication of his pamphlet Qu'est-ce que le tiers état? (1789). He was instrumental in bringing Napoleon I to power (1799)
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A teoria do poder constituinte surgiu de forma inovadora na Franca do final do seculo XVIII a partir da obra "Qu'est-ce que le tiers etat?" (traduzido do frances "O que e o terceiro estado?") do abade Emmanuel Joseph Sieyes. Baseando-se nas teorias jusnaturalistas do contrato social de Rousseau e Locke, Sieyes substituiu o rei pela Nacao como titular da soberania e deu ao povo frances (terceiro estado) um meio de ascensao ao poder (BONAVIDES, 2011).
Emmanuel Joseph Sieyes: The Essential Political Writings
For example, Emmanuel Joseph Sieyes, known for his hatred of the nobility, became an imperial count and even adopted a coat of arras.
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