The French Revolution and Human Rights: A Brief Documentary History

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Lynn Hunt
Bedford Books of St. Martin's Press, 1996 - History - 150 pages
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This brief documentary history explores the issue of rights and citizenship that dominated Revolutionary France and helped define modern notions of civil rights. The rich selection of 38 primary documents - many never before published in Englishallows students to read and analyze, firsthand, the intense debates and subsequent legislation engendered by the French Revolution. An extensive introductory essay discusses the controversies over citizenship and rights current in Enlightenment and Revolutionary France. Headnotes for the documents, a chronology, a bibliography, engravings from the period, and questions to consider are also included.

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User Review  - HadriantheBlind - LibraryThing

A selection of essays and primary source documents concerning the French Revolution and the theories and debates of human rights. It is very interesting, to the political American reader, to see exactly where his French compatriots agreed and demurred from their own revolution. Read full review

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