History's Locomotives: Revolutions and the Making of the Modern World

History's Locomotives: Revolutions and the Making of the Modern World

by Martin Malia, Terence Emmons
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300126905

ISBN-13: 9780300126907

Pub. Date: 01/28/2008

Publisher: Yale University Press

This masterful comparative history traces the West’s revolutionary tradition and its culmination in the Communist revolutions of the twentieth century. Unique in breadth and scope, History’s Locomotives offers a new interpretation of the origins and history of socialism as well as the meanings of the Russian Revolution, the rise of the Soviet

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This masterful comparative history traces the West’s revolutionary tradition and its culmination in the Communist revolutions of the twentieth century. Unique in breadth and scope, History’s Locomotives offers a new interpretation of the origins and history of socialism as well as the meanings of the Russian Revolution, the rise of the Soviet regime, and the ultimate collapse of the Soviet Union.
History’s Locomotives is the masterwork of an esteemed historian in whom a fine sense of historical particularity never interfered with the ability to see the large picture.

Martin Malia explores religious conflicts in fifteenth- and sixteenth-century Europe, the revolutions in England, American, and France, and the twentieth-century Russian explosions into revolution. He concludes that twentieth-century revolutions have deep roots in European history and that revolutionary thought and action underwent a process of radicalization from one great revolution to the next. Malia offers an original view of the phenomenon of revolution and a fascinating assessment of its power as a driving force in history.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300126907
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
01/28/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
1,002,792
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

Foreword by Terence Emmons....................vii
Introduction. Delineating the Problem....................1
ONE Historic Europe: The Medieval Matrix and Its Internal Contradictions, 1000-1400....................11
Part I. Revolution as Religious Heresy TWO Hussite Bohemia, 1415-1436: From Heresy to Proto-Revolution....................37
THREE Lutheran Germany, 1517-1555: The Reformation as Semi-Revolution....................60
FOUR Huguenot France, 1559-1598....................98
FIVE The Netherlands' Revolt, 1566-1609....................115
Part II. Classic Atlantic Revolutions SIX England, 1640-1660-1688: From Religious to Political Revolution....................133
SEVEN America, 1776-1787: Revolution as Great Good Fortune....................161
EIGHT France, 1789-1799: Revolution as Militant Modernity....................178
Part III. The Quest for Socialist Revolution NINE From the First Modern Revolution to the First Anticipated Revolution, 1799-1848: The Nineteenth Century at a Glance....................215
TEN Marxism and the Second International, 1848-1914....................240
ELEVEN Red October: The Revolution to End All Revolutions....................253
Conclusion and Epilogue....................279
Appendix I. Revolution: What's in a Name?....................287
Appendix II. High Social Science and "Staseology"....................302
Notes....................317
Index....................343

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