MAIORES NOSTRI, QVAE LIBEROS SVOS DISCERE ET QVOS IN LVDOS ITARE VELLENT INSTITVERVNT
Translated by W.C. Bryant
Foreword by Ricardo Duchesne
Iliad is the cornerstone of the Western canon. Imperium Press presents Bryant’s celebrated verse translation, renowned for over a century as our mother tongue’s “best echo of the old Greek epic.”
In his foreword, Ricardo Duchesne shows Iliad to be a poem not for all times and places, but a native expression of a specifically European warrior aristocratic ethos. And one, as he shows, that represents a formative moment in the development of consciousness itself.
Nemesis: The Jouvenelian vs. the Liberal Model of Human Orders
Examining history through the lens of Bertrand de Jouvenel's "high–low vs. middle" mechanism, C.A. Bond lays bare the hyper-centralisation of power under liberalism and democracy, and the failure of liberal histories to recognise, much less account for it.
Ranging over such phenomena as Athenian democracy, radical Islam, Black Lives Matter, NGOs, the Enlightenment, the civil rights era, and feminism, Bond offers a secure theoretical basis for the illiberal revolt currently engulfing our world. The publication of this work is an event that all historians and political observers will need to come to grips with.
The Ancient City
Numa Denis Fustel de Coulanges
Let us place ourselves in thought, therefore, in the midst of those ancient generations whose traces have not been entirely effaced, and who delegated their beliefs and their laws to subsequent ages.
In The Ancient City, Coulanges identifies the primum mobile of ancient Greece and Rome as the Indo-European domestic cult of ancestor worship, tracing their history with a parsimony and explanatory power unavailable to modern historians who ignore it.
But the work has implications far beyond the classical world. A clear influence on Jouvenel, its pages are soaked in the Jouvenelian mechanism. Moreover, his focus on ideology as not only the engine of change, but as the constituent principle of a people, stands in stark contrast to historiography of the past century.
With an introduction by Dennis Bouvard viewing the work through the lens of generative anthropology, this is now the definitive edition of Coulanges’ masterwork.
Why I Am Not a Liberal
A transcription of a 2009 interview at the Union Jack Club. Bowden’s oratorical firepower is on full display, but in this intimate environment his acolytes put every question to him you ever wanted to ask. The result is a sweeping overview of reactionary thought, and a perfect introduction for the curious.
The Generative Principle of Political Constitutions
Joseph de Maistre
One of the grand errors of an age which professed them all was to believe that a political constitution could be written and created à priori; whilst reason and experience unite in establishing that a constitution is a Divine work, and that that which is most fundamental, and most essentially constitutional, in the laws of a nation, is precisely what cannot be written.
A major dissenting voice in the Enlightenment, de Maistre's Generative Principle refutes rationalistic approaches to statecraft in favour of a traditionalist one based on experience, instinct, and above all on God.
Imperium Press presents a new translation of this work, along with Maistre's Considerations on France and Study on Sovereignty. Never adequately answered, only ignored, his work formed the cornerstone for reactionary theory in the 19th century, as it does in the 21st.
It is not the Law that is the Minister of God, or that carries the Sword, but the Ruler or Magistrate; so they that say the Law governs the Kingdom, may as well say that the Carpenters Rule builds an House, and not the Carpenter; for the Law is but the Rule or Instrument of the Ruler.
Filmer’s Patriarcha is the most cogent expression in history of patriarchal political theory—that patriarchal authority is the foundation of political obligation. Defending divine right of kings from a historical, scriptural, and logical perspective, this edition makes clear that Locke never successfully refuted him.