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Interpreting the French Revolution

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The French Revolution is an historical event unlike any other. It is more than just a topic of intellectual interest: it has become part of a moral and political heritage. But after two centuries, this central event in French history has usually been thought of in much the same terms as it was by its contemporaries. There have been many accounts of the French Revolution, and though their opinions differ, they have often been commemorative or anniversary interpretations of the original event. The dividing line of revolutionary historiography, in intellectual terms, is therefore not between the right and the left, but between commemorative and conceptual history, as exemplified respectively in the works of Michelet and Tocquevifle. In this book, François Furet analyses how an event like the French Revolution can be conceptualised, and identifies the radically new changes the Revolution produced as well as the continuity it provided, albeit under the appearance of change. This question has become a riddle for the European left, answered neither by Marx nor by the theorists of our own century. In his analysis of the tragic relevance of the Revolution, Furet both refers to contemporary experience and discusses various elements in the work of Alexis de Tocclueville and that of Augustin Cochin, which has never been systematically applied by historians of the Revolution. Furet's book is based on the complementary ideas of these two writers in an attempt to cut through the apparent and misleading clarity of various contradictory views of the Revolution, and to help decipher some of the enigmatic problems of revolutionary ideology. It will be of value to historians of modern Europe and their students; to political, social and economic historians; to sociologists; and to students of political thought.

Synopsis:

This series of essays shows how one can conceptualize an historical event such as the French Revolution, and identify the radical changes it produced as well as the continuity it provided, albeit under the appearance of change.

Table of Contents

Preface; Part I. The French Revolution is Over: Part II. Three Approaches to the history of the French Revolution: 1. The revolutionary catechism; 2. De Tocqueville and the problem of the French Revolution; 3. Augustin Cochin: the theory of Jacobinism.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521280495
Translator:
Forster, Elborg
Author:
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Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Europe - France
Subject:
History
Subject:
France
Subject:
Europe - General
Subject:
Historiography
Subject:
Tocqueville, alexis de, 1805-1859
Subject:
France History Revolution, 1789-1799 Historiography.
Subject:
France--History--Revolution, 1789-1799--Cause
Subject:
France--History--Revolution, 1789-1799--Causes and character
Subject:
Cochin, Augustin,--1876-1916
Subject:
France History Revolution, 1789-1799.
Subject:
World History-France
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
19811031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Pages:
216
Dimensions:
8.96x5.99x.56 in. .79 lbs.

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