History

The Bourgeois Revolution in France, 1789-1815

Author: Henry Heller

Publisher: Berghahn Books

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Category: History

Page: 172

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In the last generation the classic Marxist interpretation of the French Revolution has been challenged by the so-called revisionist school. The Marxist view that the Revolution was a bourgeois and capitalist revolution has been questioned by Anglo-Saxon revisionists like Alfred Cobban and William Doyle as well as a French school of criticism headed by François Furet. Today revisionism is the dominant interpretation of the Revolution both in the academic world and among the educated public. Against this conception, this book reasserts the view that the Revolution - the capital event of the modern age - was indeed a capitalist and bourgeois revolution. Based on an analysis of the latest historical scholarship as well as on knowledge of Marxist theories of the transition from feudalism to capitalism, the work confutes the main arguments and contentions of the revisionist school while laying out a narrative of the causes and unfolding of the Revolution from the eighteenth century to the Napoleonic Age.
History

Austria in the Age of the French Revolution, 1789-1815

Author: Brauer, K. & Wright, W.E.

Publisher: Berghahn Books

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Category: History

Page: 220

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This Volume contains papers presented at a symposium organized by the Center for Austrian Studies and held at the University of Minnesota in May 1989. Scholars from Austria, England, Canada, and the United States, specializing in Austrian history, music, art, and literature met to discuss a number of common topics and themes form a variety of perspectives relating to Austria in the age of the French Revolution. The symposium was remarkable for the congeniality of the participants and the easy and fruitful way in which they exchanged ideas and blended their approaches ind insights. The development of Austrian diplomacy, warfare, society, and culture in the period, and the impact of the French Enlightenment and Revolution on Austrian art, literature, music, drama, and journalism are explored in the essays that appear in this study.
History

The French Revolution and Napoleonic Wars

Author: Charles Downer Hazen

Publisher: e-artnow

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Category: History

Page: 190

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The modern era has unfolded in the shadow of the French Revolution. Almost all future revolutionary movements looked back to the Revolution as their predecessor. Its central phrases and cultural symbols, such as La Marseillaise and Liberté, fraternité, égalité, ou la mort, became the clarion call for other major upheavals in modern history, including the Russian Revolution over a century later. The values and institutions of the Revolution dominate French politics to this day. The Revolution resulted in the suppression of the feudal system, emancipation of the individual, a greater division of landed property, abolition of the privileges of noble birth, and nominal establishment of equality among men. The French Revolution differed from other revolutions in being not only national, for it intended to benefit all humanity. Contents: Old Regime in Europe The Old Regime in France Beginnings of the Revolution The Making of the Constitution The Legislative Assembly The Convention The Directory The Consulate The Early Years of the Empire The Empire at Its Height The Decline and Fall of Napoleon
History

The History of the French Revolution and Napoleonic Wars: 1789-1815

Author: Charles Downer Hazen

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 190

View: 158

The modern era has unfolded in the shadow of the French Revolution. Almost all future revolutionary movements looked back to the Revolution as their predecessor. Its central phrases and cultural symbols, such as La Marseillaise and Liberté, fraternité, égalité, ou la mort, became the clarion call for other major upheavals in modern history, including the Russian Revolution over a century later. The values and institutions of the Revolution dominate French politics to this day. The Revolution resulted in the suppression of the feudal system, emancipation of the individual, a greater division of landed property, abolition of the privileges of noble birth, and nominal establishment of equality among men. The French Revolution differed from other revolutions in being not only national, for it intended to benefit all humanity. Contents: Old Regime in Europe The Old Regime in France Beginnings of the Revolution The Making of the Constitution The Legislative Assembly The Convention The Directory The Consulate The Early Years of the Empire The Empire at Its Height The Decline and Fall of Napoleon
Social Science

State and Statistics in France, 1789-1815

Author: Jean-Claude Perrot

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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Category: Social Science

Page: 205

View: 426

First Published in 1984. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
History

France, 1789-1815

Author: Donald M.G. Sutherland

Publisher: OUP USA

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 496

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Challenging classical histories of the French Revolution, this revisionist work emphasizes the importance of the conflict between revolutionary and counterrevolutionary movements. Synthesizing an abundance of information in a controversial new light, Sutherland sets familiar events within a broader context of political, social, and economic crisis.
France

France 1789-1815

Author: Donald M. G. Sutherland

Publisher: London : Fontana Press

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Category: France

Page: 504

View: 938