Revolutions: Theoretical, Comparative, and Historical Studies

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Jack A. Goldstone
Harcourt Brace College Publishers, 1994 - Revolutions - 336 pages
From the American Revolution to the conflicts in Afghanistan, revolutions have played a critical role in the course of history. Insight into the causes of revolutions and the factors that shape their outcomes is critical to understanding politics and world history--and REVOLUTIONS is a reader designed to address this need. Part One offers a combination of classic treatises and late-breaking scholarship that develops students' theoretical understanding of revolutionary movements. Part Two shows students how these theories play out in real life through rich, accessible accounts of major revolutionary episodes in modern history.

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Goldstone is Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Davis.

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