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Farewell, Revolution: The Historian's Feud, France, 1789-1989
     

Farewell, Revolution: The Historian's Feud, France, 1789-1989

by Steven L. Kaplan
 

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Steven Laurence Kaplan reconstructs and analyzes the loud and bitter arguments over the meaning of the French Revolution which have consumed French intellectuals in recent years. Kaplan recounts the contemporary debates over the meaning of the Revolution, tracing the impact of the historians' bitter quarrel, from Parisian academic circles to the public arenas of

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Steven Laurence Kaplan reconstructs and analyzes the loud and bitter arguments over the meaning of the French Revolution which have consumed French intellectuals in recent years. Kaplan recounts the contemporary debates over the meaning of the Revolution, tracing the impact of the historians' bitter quarrel, from Parisian academic circles to the public arenas of the bicentennial celebration. He considers the roles played in those arguments by three of France's most influential historians: François Furet, Pierre Chaunu, and Michel Vovelle.

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"An excellent two-volume study of France's bicentennial commemoration of its most famous revolution. . . . A remarkable, comprehensive account."—International Labor and Working-Class History

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ISBN-13:
9780801482717
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
Publication date:
11/28/1996
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

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