The Debate on the French Revolution

Author: Peter Davies

Publisher: N.A


Category: History

Page: 210

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Peter Davies discusses the various types of revolutionary history and the numerous schools of historical thought concerned with the French Revolution.

A Concise History of the French Revolution

Author: Sylvia Neely

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742534117

Category: History

Page: 287

View: 5923

This concise yet rich introduction to the French Revolution explores the origins, development, and eventual decline of a movement that defines France to this day. Through an accessible chronological narrative, Sylvia Neely explains the complex events, conflicting groups, and rapid changes that characterized this critical period in French history. She traces the fundamental transformations in government and society that forced the French to come up with new ways of thinking about their place in the world, ultimately leading to liberalism, conservatism, terrorism, and modern nationalism. Throughout, the author focuses on the essential political events that propelled the Revolution, at the same time deftly interweaving the intellectual, social, diplomatic, military, and cultural history of the time. Neely explains how the difficult choices made by the royal government and the revolutionaries alike not only brought on the collapse of the Old Regime but moved the nation into increasingly radical policies, to the Terror, and finally to the rise of Napoleon Bonaparte. Written with clarity and nuance, this work offers a deeply knowledgeable understanding of the political possibilities available at any given moment in the course of the Revolution, placing them in a broad social context. All readers interested in France and revolutionary history will find this an engaging and rewarding read.

The Debate on the French Revolution

Author: Peter J. Davies

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719071775

Category: History

Page: 192

View: 8917

This book deals with the various types of revolutionary history and the numerous schools of historical thought concerned with the French Revolution. The survey of writings presents a cross-section of historians of the Revolution from the early nineteenth century right up to the present day. From liberals to conservatives and from Marxists to revisionists, it focuses on those individuals who are generally perceived to be the 'major' or 'pre-eminent' figures within revolutionary historiography. A 'history of the histories', this book will be an ideal starting point for those students seeking to better-understand the French Revolution and its history.

The Debate on the English Revolution

Author: R. C. Richardson

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719047404

Category: History

Page: 262

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This firmly established essential guide to the literature in the field appears here in a much revised third edition. New chapters are included on twentieth-century historians’ treatments of social complexities, politics, political culture and revisionism, and on the Revolution’s unstoppable reverberations. All the other chapters have been amended and recast to take account of recent publications. The book provides a searching re-examination of why the English Revolution remains such a provocatively controversial subject and analyzes the different ways in which historians over the last three centuries have tried to explain its causes, course and consequences. Clarendon, Hume, Macaulay, Gardiner, Tawney, Hill, and the present-day revisionists are given extended treatment, while discussion of the work of numerous other historians is integrated into a coherent, informative and immensely readable survey.

The debate on the American Revolution

Author: Gwenda Morgan

Publisher: Manchester Univ Pr

ISBN: 9780719052422

Category: History

Page: 316

View: 9765

The Debate on the American Revolutionis the first in-depth study of the way in which historians dealt with the coming of the American Revolution and the formation of the U.S. Constitution. The approach is thematic, examining how historians in different periods interpreted these events, their causes, and their meaning. Making accessible the work of often-neglected by early historians, this book examines how the emergence of history as a professional discipline led to new and competing versions of the Revolution. It spans from the first generation of writers--whose ideas about history were shaped by the Enlightenment--to those of the 21st century--who drew on the rich legacy provided by black studies, gender and women's studies, cultural studies, and ethno-history.

The French Revolution

Recent Debates and New Controversies

Author: Gary Kates

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415358323

Category: History

Page: 291

View: 8699

"The volume includes an updated introduction by the editor that contextualizes the historiographical controversies, and articles which include contributions from major figures in the debate, such as Lynn Hunt and Francois Furet. These articles are woven into a sophisticated narrative which covers areas including the intellectual connection and the feminist dimension. This new edition also includes articles discussing colonialism and family legislation, emphasizing approaches that focus on class, gender, and race." "This collection on a crucial turning point in history is presented in a new, student-friendly format and is a perfect reader for anyone studying the French Revolution."--BOOK JACKET.

English Historians on the French Revolution

Author: Hedva Ben-Israel

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521522236

Category: History

Page: 328

View: 2807

A study of the historiography of the Revolution, demonstrating the successive stages of British opinion.

The Oxford Handbook of the French Revolution

Author: David Andress

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199639744

Category: History

Page: 683

View: 9732

The Oxford Handbook of the French Revolution brings together a sweeping range of expert and innovative contributions to offer engaging and thought-provoking insights into the history and historiography of this epochal event. Each chapter presents the foremost summations of academic thinking on key topics, along with stimulating and provocative interpretations and suggestions for future research directions. Placing core dimensions of the history of the French Revolution in their transnational and global contexts, the contributors demonstrate that revolutionary times demand close analysis of sometimes tiny groups of key political actors - whether the king and his ministers or the besieged leaders of the Jacobin republic - and attention to the deeply local politics of both rural and urban populations. Identities of class, gender and ethnicity are interrogated, but so too are conceptions and practices linked to citizenship, community, order, security, and freedom: each in their way just as central to revolutionary experiences, and equally amenable to critical analysis and reflection. This volume covers the structural and political contexts that build up to give new views on the classic question of the 'origins of revolution'; the different dimensions of personal and social experience that illuminate the political moment of 1789 itself; the goals and dilemmas of the period of constitutional monarchy; the processes of destabilisation and ongoing conflict that ended that experiment; the key issues surrounding the emergence and experience of 'terror'; and the short- and long-term legacies, for both good and ill, of the revolutionary trauma - for France, and for global politics.

Revolution Debate

Britain in the 1790s

Author: Chris Evans

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 9781860649363

Category: History

Page: 198

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The late 18th century, especially the 1790s, was a fateful period for Britain and all parts of the world where European influence was felt. The disintegration of French absolutism unleashed a global crisis and vital features of modernism in politics took center stage-democracy, nationalism, mass military mobilization on a scale later seen in world wars, and even colonial revolt. Chris Evans shows how in Britain, long fermenting, touched all sectors of society. This study, based on the latest historiography shows how all these issues were sharpened by the Revolution and how it resulted in the widespread if gradual modernization of the British state in the following century.

The French Revolution Debate in English Literature and Culture

Author: Lisa Plummer Crafton

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313304965

Category: History

Page: 156

View: 1147

Discusses the significance of the French Revolution in English literary and cultural history, particularly in the works of Edmund Burke, William Blake, William Wordsworth, and Thomas Carlyle.

The Debate on the Norman Conquest

Author: Marjorie Chibnall

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719049132

Category: History

Page: 168

View: 1297

The debate on the Norman Conquest is still ongoing. Because of the great interest that has always been shown in the subject of conquest and its aftermath, interpretations have been numerous and conflicting; students bewildered by controversies may find this book a useful guide through the morass of literature. In the medieval period writers were still deeply involved in the legal and linguistic consequences of the Norman victory. Later the issues became direcly relevant to debates about constitutional rights; the theory of a "Norman yoke" provided first a call for revolution and, by the 19th century, a romantic vision of a lost Saxon paradise. When history became a subject for academic study controversies still raged round such subjects as Saxon versus Norman institutions. These have gradually been replaced in a broader social setting where there is more room for consensus. Interest has now moved to such subjects as peoples and races, frontier societies, women's studies and colonialism. Changing perspectives have shown the advantage of studying a period from the late 10th to the early 13th century rather than one beginning in 1066.

Reflections on the Revolution in France

Author: Edmund Burke,J. C. D. Clark

Publisher: Alhoda UK

ISBN: 9780804742054

Category: History

Page: 446

View: 9723

The French Revolution is a defining moment in world history, and usually it has been approached by English-speaking readers through the picture painted of it by Edmund Burke, whose book is a classic work in a range of fields from history through political science to literature. Alone among recent versions, this edition reprints the text of the first edition of 1790, and shows how Burke amended it as his knowledge of the Revolution deepened.

Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea?

French Jewry and the Problem of Church and State

Author: Zvi Jonathan Kaplan

Publisher: Society of Biblical Lit

ISBN: 1930675615

Category: History

Page: 140

View: 1609

This book examines the development of Jewish positions on the relationship between church and state in France from the French Revolution until the 1905 law of separation. It is a comprehensive study of the complex interplay among all segments of the Jewish population and the communitys attempt to come to terms with its social and religious status in the nineteenth century. It addresses how French Jews understood the constitutional right of religious freedom in a state that supported Judaism, while, at the same time, in its Concordat with the Catholic Church, officially recognized Catholicism as the religion of the great majority of French citizens. Conversely, it examines how they responded to the attempts by the republican majority during the Third Republic to radically secularize the public sphere and separate church from state. The volume considers the extent to which the positions expressed by the representatives of French Jewry on church-state policies were pragmatic and the extent to which they were ideological and compares Jewish attitudes toward the relationship between church and state with those of other religious groups in France.

Becoming a Revolutionary

The Deputies of the French National Assembly and the Emergence of a Revolutionary Culture (1789-1790)

Author: Timothy Tackett

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400864313

Category: History

Page: 374

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Here Timothy Tackett tests some of the diverse explanations of the origins of the French Revolution by examining the psychological itineraries of the individuals who launched it--the deputies of the Estates General and the National Assembly. Based on a wide variety of sources, notably the letters and diaries of over a hundred deputies, the book assesses their collective biographies and their cultural and political experience before and after 1789. In the face of the current "revisionist" orthodoxy, it argues that members of the Third Estate differed dramatically from the Nobility in wealth, status, and culture. Virtually all deputies were familiar with some elements of the Enlightenment, yet little evidence can be found before the Revolution of a coherent oppositional "ideology" or "discourse." Far from the inexperienced ideologues depicted by the revisionists, the Third Estate deputies emerge as practical men, more attracted to law, history, and science than to abstract philosophy. Insofar as they received advance instruction in the possibility of extensive reform, it came less from reading books than from involvement in municipal and regional politics and from the actions and decrees of the monarchy itself. Before their arrival in Versailles, few deputies envisioned changes that could be construed as "Revolutionary." Such new ideas emerged primarily in the process of the Assembly itself and continued to develop, in many cases, throughout the first year of the Revolution. Originally published in 1996. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

History of Europe During the French Revolution

Author: Archibald Alison

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108025404

Category: History

Page: 816

View: 7806

This bestselling history, published between 1833 and 1842, interpreted the French Revolution as a warning about the dangers of democracy.

The Debate on the Crusades, 1099-2010

Author: Christopher Tyerman

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0719073200

Category: History

Page: 260

View: 5862

Eighteenth-century philosopher David Hume famously declared that "the crusades engrossed the attention of Europe and have ever since engaged the curiosity of mankind." This is the first book-length study of how succeeding generations from the First Crusade in 1099 to the present day have understood, refashioned, molded, and manipulated accounts of these medieval wars of religion to suit changing contemporary circumstances and interests. The crusades have attracted some of the leading historical writers, scholars, and controversialists from John Foxe (of Book of Martyrs fame), to the philosophers G.W. Leibniz, Voltaire, and David Hume, to historians such as William Robertson, Edward Gibbon, and Leopold Ranke. Accessibly written, a history of histories and historians, the book will be of interest to students and researchers of crusading history from upperclass undergraduate to postgraduate level, and to cultural historians focusing on the past and on medievalism.

The Philosophy of History

Author: Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

Publisher: N.A


Category: History

Page: 457

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Major Problems in American Foreign Relations, Volume I: To 1920

Author: Dennis Merrill,Thomas Paterson

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0547218249

Category: History

Page: 496

View: 9871

Designed to encourage critical thinking about history, this reader uses a carefully selected group of primary sources and analytical essays to allow students to test the interpretations of distinguished historians and draw their own conclusions about the history of American foreign policy. This text serves as an effective educational tool for courses on U.S. foreign policy, recent U.S. history, or 20th Century U.S. history. The Seventh Edition introduces new studies on America’s early foreign relations which seek to position the nation’s post 9-11 attitudes and behaviors within historical context. Some of the new literature spotlights cultural relations, and the ways in which culturally constructed attitudes about class, gender, race, and national identity have shaped American’s perceptions of the world and subsequently its overseas relationships. In this volume, almost one-half of the essays are new, including selections by Michael L. Krenn, Walter A. Hixson, Robert Kagan, John Lamberton Harper, Marie-Jeanne Rossignol, Joseph J. Ellis, John E. Lewis Jr., Piero Gleijeses, Stuart Banner, McCabe Keliher, Michael H. Hunt, Kristin L. Hoganson, Paul A. Kramer, Stanley Karnow, Robert W. Tucker, and Erez Manela. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.