History's Locomotives: Revolutions and the Making of the Modern World (Google eBook)

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Yale University Press, Nov 1, 2006 - HISTORY - 360 pages
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""History's Locomotives"" is the masterwork of an esteemed historian in whom a fine sense of historical particularity never interfered with the ability to see the large picture. Martin Malia explores religious conflicts in fifteenth- and sixteenth-century Europe, the revolutions in England, American, and France, and the twentieth-century Russian explosions into revolution. He concludes that twentieth-century revolutions have deep roots in European history and that revolutionary thought and action underwent a process of radicalization from one great revolution to the next. Malia offers an original view of the phenomenon of revolution and a fascinating assessment of its power as a driving force in history.
  

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History's Locomotive, written by the late Martin Malia and published posthumously, is first and foremost an attempt to examine not only the origins of revolutions throughout European History but to ... Read full review

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User Review  - Stuart Henochowicz - Goodreads

Truly wonderful and insightful book. Good to keep in mind when looking at the current "Arab Spring" revolutions. Read full review

Contents

1 Historic Europe
11
Part I Revolution as Religious Heresy
35
Part II Classic Atlantic Revolutions
131
Part III The Quest for Socialist Revolution
213
Conclusion and Epilogue
279
Whats in a Name?
287
Appendix II High Social Science and Staseology
302
Notes
317
Index
343
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About the author (2006)

The late Martin Malia was respected as one of the great historians of Russia. Terence Emmons is professor of history, emeritus, Stanford University.

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