Contesting the French Revolution - Contesting the Past (Paperback)
  • Contesting the French Revolution - Contesting the Past (Paperback)

Contesting the French Revolution - Contesting the Past (Paperback)

Paperback 248 Pages / Published: 27/01/2009
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Contesting the French Revolution provides an insightful overview of one of history's most significant events, as well as examining the most significant historiographical debates about this period. Explores the causes, events, and consequences of the French Revolution Offers a stimulating analysis of the most controversial debates: Were the events of 1789 a social revolution or a political accident? Did they mark the rise of industrial capitalism or the birth of modern democracy? Was Napoleon Bonaparte an heir to the ideals of 1789 or a betrayer of the Revolution? Shows how historical interpretation of the French Revolution has been influenced by the changing political and social currents of the last 200 years - from the Russian Revolution to the fall of the Berlin Wall - and how historical study has shifted from a political focus to social and cultural approaches in more recent years.

Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
ISBN: 9781405160841
Number of pages: 248
Weight: 340 g
Dimensions: 236 x 164 x 14 mm

"Appropriately for a book centred on the notion of debate, Hanson includes an innovative interactive element: at the end of the Acknowledgements he provides an email address to which readers are invited to send 'comments, suggestions, and criticisms' (p. ix). I, for one, intend to take up the invitation in order to congratulate him on a job well done." (French Studies, December 2010) "Recommended [for] Graduate students [and] faculty." (CHOICE, February 2010) Designed as an introduction both to the Revolution and to the historical controversies that surround it, Contesting the French Revolution is an assured, erudite survey of recent scholarship by an accomplished historian of the Revolution. (H-France, April 2010)

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