'Revolution': The Entrance of a New Word Into Western Political Discourse (Paperback)
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'Revolution': The Entrance of a New Word Into Western Political Discourse (Paperback)

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Paperback 312 Pages / Published: 27/10/1999
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Although there are scores of books on the theme of revolution, Ilan Rachum's study is unique in its analysis from the perspective of political discourse. It examines how the term 'revolution' entered Western political vocabulary through a historical survey covering the early Renaissance to the French Revolution. Antecedents of the term 'revolution' originated in Italy, from where they spread with modifications to France and finally England. Rachum also examines the use and significance of the term during the Enlightenment, the emergence of the epithet 'American Revolution', and the rebounding effects of this term on French intellectuals on the eve of 1789. This fascinating study will excite historians, political scientists, and anyone with an interest in the history of ideas that have had a lasting impact on how we perceive and describe social change.

Publisher: University Press of America
ISBN: 9780761815044
Number of pages: 312
Weight: 413 g
Dimensions: 228 x 148 x 16 mm


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...the book should prove invaluable to anyone interested in the history of political thought, for its demonstration that the context of political terminology may be very different from what the well-known mainstream texts suggest, as well as for its richness of surprising and fascinating examples. -- Norah Carlin, Middlesex University
It is an excellent book, which can acquaint readers with the development and evolution of revolution as a concept. * Journal of Political Science *
It is an excellent book, which can acquaint readers with the development and evolution of "revolution" as a concept. * Journal of Political Science *

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