The French Revolution and the Psychology of Revolution

The French Revolution and the Psychology of Revolution

by Gustave Le Bon
     
 

ISBN-10: 0878556974

ISBN-13: 9780878556977

Pub. Date: 01/01/1980

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

In his discussion of the general psychological causes of revolution, LeBon draws detailed illustrations of fundamental points from the French Revolution, especially the period from 1789 to 1800. LeBon's treatment of psychological causes is not confined to crowd actions or to the immediate descriptions of violent episodes in revolutions. He draws upon

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In his discussion of the general psychological causes of revolution, LeBon draws detailed illustrations of fundamental points from the French Revolution, especially the period from 1789 to 1800. LeBon's treatment of psychological causes is not confined to crowd actions or to the immediate descriptions of violent episodes in revolutions. He draws upon contemporary French clinical psychology to describe the pathological characteristics of the revolutionary leadership in France and explains many of the events of the period as a consequence of their influence.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780878556977
Publisher:
Transaction Publishers
Publication date:
01/01/1980
Series:
Social Science Classics Series
Pages:
337
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

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