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The Legacy of the French Revolution - Ralph C. Hancock

The Legacy of the French Revolution

By: Ralph C. Hancock (Editor), Gary L. Lambert (Editor)

Paperback Published: 2nd April 1996
ISBN: 9780847678426
Number Of Pages: 310

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This collection of essays by prominent American and French scholars explores the political, cultural, and social implications of the most fundamentally formative modern event, the French Revolution. The contributors contend that the vocabulary and spirit of the French Revolution has exercised greater influence on the modern world than the more moderate and by all appearances more successful American Revolution. The Legacy of the French Revolution delineates the distinctive characters of the American and French revolutions and analyzes the different variants of democratic political traditions that have evolved from this seminal event. This book will be of particular interest to political theorists, political historians, and students of democratic theory.

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The essays . . . compare various aspects of the French Revolution to its American predecessor, an element of the book that will make it of particular interest to readers in the United States. The book's coherence is remarkable . . .--American Political Science Review

Introductionp. 1
The Unfinished Revolutionp. 19
The French Revolution and French and English Liberalismp. 43
The Two Revolutionsp. 81
The American Founding and the French Revolutionp. 109
Human Rights and Constitutional Government: A Franco-American Dialogue at the Time of the Revolutionp. 151
The Great Misunderstandingp. 175
The Rule of Law in Eighteenth-Century Revolutionsp. 189
The "Rights of Man and Citizen" in the French Constitutional Traditionp. 199
Revolutionary Visions in Legal Imagery: Constitutional Contrasts between France and Americap. 219
Conclusion: Two Revolutions and the Problem of Modern Prudencep. 257
Indexp. 289
About the Contributorsp. 301
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ISBN: 9780847678426
ISBN-10: 0847678423
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 310
Published: 2nd April 1996
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.01  x 1.75
Weight (kg): 0.64