The French Revolution (Illustrated)

The French Revolution (Illustrated)

by Hippolyte Taine
     
 

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Hippolyte Adolphe Taine (21 April 1828 – 5 March 1893) was a French critic and historian. He was the chief theoretical influence of French naturalism, a major proponent of sociological positivism, and one of the first practitioners of historicist criticism. Literary historicism as a critical movement has…  See more details below

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Hippolyte Adolphe Taine (21 April 1828 – 5 March 1893) was a French critic and historian. He was the chief theoretical influence of French naturalism, a major proponent of sociological positivism, and one of the first practitioners of historicist criticism. Literary historicism as a critical movement has been said to originate with him. Taine is particularly remembered for his three-pronged approach to the contextual study of a work of art, based on the aspects of what he called "race, milieu, and moment".

One of the most profound and complex events in the history of man is the French Revolution, which has seemed to defy comprehensive analysis. Its complexity was great, its contradictions numerous and astounding. A movement ostensibly directed against despotism culminated in the establishment of a despotism far more complete than that which had been overthrown. The apostles of liberty proscribed whole classes of their fellow citizens, drenching in innocent blood the land which they claimed to deliver from oppression. And the Reign of Terror, ironically, would give way to the rise of Napoleon’s empire before the restoration of the Bourbons.

Taine wrote an entire multi-volume work on the French Revolution as part of his larger, gigantic The Origins of Contemporary France. This edition of Taine’s The French Revolution is specially formatted with a Table of Contents and is illustrated with dozens of images depicting important people and events.

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ISBN-13:
2940013432086
Publisher:
Charles River Editors
Publication date:
09/23/2011
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Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
2 MB

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