Inventing the French Revolution: Essays on French Political Culture in the Eighteenth Century / Edition 1by Keith Michael Baker
A unified set of essays on one of the central themes in modern European history--the ideological origins of the French Revolution--includes historiographical studies as well as case studies. See more details below
A unified set of essays on one of the central themes in modern European history--the ideological origins of the French Revolution--includes historiographical studies as well as case studies.
Table of ContentsAcknowledgements; Introduction; 1. On the problem of the ideological origins of the French Revolution; Part I. French History at Issue: 2. Memory and practice: politics and the representation of the past in eighteenth-century France; 3. Controlling French history: the ideological arsenal of Jacob-Nicolas Moreau; 4. A script for a French revolution: the political consciousness of the abbé Mably; Part II. The Language of Politics at the End of the Old Regime: 5. French political thought at the accession of Louis XVI; 6. A classical republican in eighteenth-century Bordeaux: Guillaume-Joseph Saige; 7. Science and politics at the end of the old regime; 8. Public opinion as political invention; Part III. Toward a Revolutionary Lexicon: 9. Inventing the French Revolution; 10. Representation redefined; 11. Fixing the French constitution; Notes; Index.
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