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Revolutions and the Revolutionary Tradition: In the West 1560-1991 / Edition 1

Revolutions and the Revolutionary Tradition: In the West 1560-1991 / Edition 1

by David Parker
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Revolutions presents eight European case studies including the English revolution of 1649, the French Revolution and the recent revolutions within the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe (1989-1991) and examines them not only in their specific political, economic and social contexts but also as part of the wider European revolutionary tradition. A chapter on the American Revolution is also included as a revolution which grew out of European expansionism and political culture. Revolutions brings together leading writers on European history, who make a major contribution to the controversial debate on the role of revolution in the development of European history. This is a truly comparative book which includes discussion on each of the following key themes:
* the causes of revolution, including the importance of political, social and economic factors
* the effects of political and philisophical ideas or ideology on the revolution
* the form and process of a revolution, including the importance of violence and popular support
* the outcome of revolution, both short-term and long-term
* the way revolution is viewed in history particularly since the collapse of Communism in Europe.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415172950
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 11/30/2000
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 659,075
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.53(d)

Table of Contents

Preface Introduction 1. The Dutch revolt, 1566-1581 2. The English Revolution of 1649 3. 1688: A Political Revolution 4. The American Revolution, 1763-1791 5. The French Revolution, 1789-99 6. The Revolutions of 1848 7. The Revolutionary Tradition in the 19th and Early 20th Centuries 8. The Russian Revolution 9. Counter-Revolution and the "failure" of Revolution in Inter-War Europe 10. Revilution from the Right: Fascism 11. The Anti-Communist Revolutions in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, 1989-91

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