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Revolutions and the Revolutionary Tradition : In the West 1560-1991 - David Parker

Revolutions and the Revolutionary Tradition

In the West 1560-1991

By: David Parker (Editor)

Paperback Published: 19th October 2000
ISBN: 9780415172950
Number Of Pages: 256

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Revolutions presents eight European case studies, including the English revolution of 1649, the French Revolution and the recent revolutions within the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe (1989-1991) and examines them not only in their specific political, economic and social contexts, but also as part of the wider European revolutionary tradition. A chapter on the American Revolution is also included as a revolution which grew out of European expansionist and political culture. Revolutions brings together leading writers on European history, who make a major contribution to the controversial debate on the role of revolution in the development of European history. Revolutions is a truly comparative book which includes discussion on each of the following key themes: * the causes of revolution, including the importance of political, social and economic factors * the effects of political and philosophical ideas on the revolution * the form and process of a revolution, including the importance of violence and popular support * the outcome of revolution, both short-term and long-term * the way revolution is viewed in history particularly since the collapse of Communism in Europe. As well as providing new historical perspectives on the concept of revolution, this book also provides a comparative survey of all the major revolutions in the West over the past 400 years. Revolutions will be essential reading for students and scholars alike. Colin Bonwick, John Breuilly, Robert V. Daniels, Dick Geary, Roger Griffin, Ann Hughes, Gwynne Lewis, Maureen Perrie, W. A. Speck, Marjolein t'Hart, C.J. Wrigley

Introduction: Approaches to Revolution
The Dutch Revolt 1566-81: A national revolution?
The English Revolution of 1649
1688: A political revolution
The American Revolution 1763-91
The French Revolution 1789-99
The revolutions of 1848
The revolutionary tradition in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries
The Russian Revolution
Counter-revolution and the 'failure' of revolution in interwar Europe
Revolution from the Right: Fascism
The anti-Communist revolutions in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, 1989 to 1991
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ISBN: 9780415172950
ISBN-10: 0415172950
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 19th October 2000
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.34
Edition Number: 1

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