The French Revolution of 1789 and Its Impact (Google eBook)

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Gail M. Schwab, John R. Jeanneney
Greenwood Publishing Group, 1995 - History - 371 pages
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The essays in this collection, drawn from a Hofstra University bicentennial conference on the French Revolution, seek to come to terms, often from conflicting points of view, with the complex relationship between events and their representations. The question 'How did the lived experience that eventually became known as the French Revolution come to be organized?' provides a common thread for the collection. Individual chapters examine the Revolution from the vantage points of theology and philosophy, theater and literature, as well as politics and history.

As the contributors show, the French Revolution was more than a series of political events that took place in one European country at the end of the 18th century. Instead, it was a trans-historical, multi-national, and multi-cultural discourse. It served as a point of reference by which and through which a complex of cultural values and styles could be defined, and as a model (even a negative model) for the elaboration of ideologies, and of political and administrative strategies for bureaucracies around the world. An invaluable collection for all students of the Revolution and its impact.

  

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Contents

Cazotte and the Counterrevolution or
33
The Concept of Virtue in Literature
51
Mme Rolands
69
Rewriting the Revolutionary Past
125
Prosper Mérimee Is Thinking
135
Georges Sorel and
147
Cities Bourgeois and the French
169
The Rights of Man and the Right
191
The French Revolution and Spain
219
Republican Revolution or Absolutist
227
The French Revolution of 1789 and
257
The Influence of the French
273
Bolshevism
285
AntiRepublican
305
The Lost Legacy of the French
337
Index
355

Aux Urnes Citoyensl
199
The Impact of the French Revolution
209
About the Editors and Contributors
367
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GAIL M. SCHWAB is Associate Professor of French at Hofstra University.JOHN R. JEANNENEY is Associate Professor of History at Hofstra University.

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