Rethinking the Age of Revolutions: France and the Birth of the Modern World

Rethinking the Age of Revolutions: France and the Birth of the Modern World

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ISBN-13: 9780190674809
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 10/02/2018
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 9.20(w) x 6.10(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

David A. Bell received his AB from Harvard and his Ph.D. from Princeton. He is a historian of early modern France and the French Revolution. His work has received prizes that include the Gershoy Prize of the American Historical Association, and the Gottschalk Prize of the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies. He writes regularly for general interest magazines.

Yair Mintzker is a historian of early modern and modern Europe. He received his M.A. from Tel-Aviv University (2003) and his Ph.D. from Stanford (2009). His latest book is The Many Deaths of Jew Süss: The Notorious Trial and Execution of an Eighteenth-Century Court Jew (2017), which was named a 2017 Book of the Year by the Financial Times.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Contributors

1. Nature or Nation? Rights Conflicts in the Age of the French Revolution
Dan Edelstein

2. Every Island is not Haiti: The French Revolution in the Windward Islands
Paul Friedland

3. The Politics of Popularity: Celebrity Culture and the French Revolution
Antoine Lilti

4. Charismatic Authority in Revolutionary and Napoleonic France
David A. Bell

5. The Fate of Nations is the Work of Genius: The French Revolution and the Great Man Theory of History
Darrin McMahon

6. New History: The Radical Pasts of the French Revolution, 1789-1794
Joseph Zizek

7. The Thermidorians' Terror: Atrocities, Tragedies, Trauma
Howard G. Brown

8. Of Revolutions and the Problem of Choice
Sophia Rosenfeld

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