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The Cultural Origins of the French Revolution (Bicentennial Reflections on the French Revolution)

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Reknowned historian Roger Chartier, one of the most brilliant and productive of the younger generation of French writers and scholars now at work refashioning the Annales tradition, attempts in this book to analyze the causes of the French revolution not simply by investigating its “cultural origins” but by pinpointing the conditions that “made is possible because conceivable.”

Chartier has set himself two important tasks. First, while acknowledging the seminal contribution of Daniel Mornet’s Les origens intellectuelles de la Révolution française (1935), he synthesizes the half-century of scholarship that has created a sociology of culture for Revolutionary France, from education reform through widely circulated printed literature to popular expectations of government and society. Chartier goes beyond Mornet’s work, not be revising that classic text but by raising questions that would not have occurred to its author.

Chartier’s second contribution is to reexamine the conventional wisdom that there is a necessary link between the profound cultural transformation of the eighteenth century (generally characterized as the Enlightenment) and the abrupt Revolutionary rupture of 1789. The Cultural Origins of the French Revolution is a major work by one of the leading scholars in the field and is likely to set the intellectual agenda for future work on the subject.

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Chartier, a highly respected young French historian, describes the cultural conditions that made the French Revolution possible by first making it conceivable, and questions the assumed link between the transformations of the 18th century and rupture of the revolution. Translated from the French.
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Synopsis:

Renowned historian Roger Chartier, one of the most brilliant and productive of the younger generation of French historians now refashioning the Annales tradition, attempts in this book to analyze the causes of the French Revolution not simply by pinpointing its 'cultural origins' but by investigating the conditions that 'made it possible because conceivable.'Translated by Lydia G. Cochrane.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780822309932
Editor:
Kaplan, Steven L.
Editor:
Baker, Keith Michael
Editor:
Kaplan, Steven L.
Editor:
Baker, Keith Michael
Author:
Baker, Keith Michael
Author:
Cochrane, Lydia G.
Author:
Chartier, Roger
Author:
Kaplan, Steven Laurence
Author:
Chartier
Author:
Baker, Keith M.
Publisher:
Duke University Press
Subject:
Europe - France
Subject:
History
Subject:
Popular Culture
Subject:
France
Subject:
Causes
Subject:
Revolution, 1789-1799
Subject:
Enlightenment -- France.
Subject:
France History Revolution, 1789-1799.
Subject:
World History-France
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Bicentennial Reflections on the French Revolution
Publication Date:
19920431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
260
Dimensions:
9.01x5.72x1.16 in. .90 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Renowned historian Roger Chartier, one of the most brilliant and productive of the younger generation of French historians now refashioning the Annales tradition, attempts in this book to analyze the causes of the French Revolution not simply by pinpointing its 'cultural origins' but by investigating the conditions that 'made it possible because conceivable.'Translated by Lydia G. Cochrane.
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