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Politics, Culture, and Class in the French Revolution / Edition 1

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Overview

When this book was published in 1984, it reframed the debate on the French Revolution, shifting the discussion from the Revolution's role in wider, extrinsic processes (such as modernization, capitalist development, and the rise of twentieth-century totalitarian regimes) to its central political significance: the discovery of the potential of political action to consciously transform society by molding character, culture, and social relations.
In a new preface to this twentieth-anniversary edition, Hunt reconsiders her work in the light of the past twenty years' scholarship.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780520241565
  • Publisher: University of California Press
  • Publication date: 5/28/2004
  • Series: Studies on the History of Society and Culture
  • Edition description: First Edition, Twentieth Anniversary Edition, With a New Preface
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 1,378,344
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.25 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

Lynn Hunt is the Eugen Weber Professor of Modern European History at the University of California, Los Angeles. She is the author of The Family Romance of the French Revolution (California, 1992) and the editor (with Victoria E. Bonnell) of Beyond the Cultural Turn: New Directions in the Study of Society and Culture (California, 1999). She was President of the American Historical Association in 2002-2003.

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Table of Contents

Introduction : interpreting the French revolution 1
Pt. I The poetics of power
1 The rhetoric of revolution 19
2 Symbolic forms of political practice 52
3 The imagery of radicalism 87
Pt. II The sociology of politics
4 The political geography of revolution 123
5 The new political class 149
6 Outsiders, culture brokers, and political networks 180
Conclusion : revolution in political culture 213
App. A Correlation matrix of selected political, economic, and demographic variables 237
App. B Occupational analysis of city councillors in Amiens, Bordeaux, Nancy, and Toulouse 242
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