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

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

by Lynn Hunt
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0520241568

ISBN-13: 9780520241565

Pub. Date: 05/28/2004

Publisher: University of California Press


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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520241565
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
05/28/2004
Series:
Studies on the History of Society and Culture
Edition description:
First Edition, Twentieth Anniversary Edition, With a New Preface
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
567,092
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

List of Tablesviii
List of Platesix
List of Mapsx
Preface to the Twentieth Anniversary Editionxi
Acknowledgments to the 1984 Editionxvii
Chronologyxix
Abbreviationsxxii
Introduction: Interpreting the French Revolution1
Part IThe Poetics of Power
1.The Rhetoric of Revolution19
2.Symbolic Forms of Political Practice52
3.The Imagery of Radicalism87
Part IIThe Sociology of Politics
4.The Political Geography of Revolution123
5.The New Political Class149
6.Outsiders, Culture Brokers, and Political Networks180
Conclusion: Revolution in Political Culture213
Appendix ACorrelation Matrix of Selected Political, Economic, and Demographic Variables237
Appendix BOccupational Analysis of City Councillors in Amiens, Bordeaux, Nancy, and Toulouse242
Index245

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