ISBN-10:
0521667674
ISBN-13:
2900521667677
Pub. Date:
03/28/2006
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Social Interpretation of the French Revolution / Edition 2

Social Interpretation of the French Revolution / Edition 2

by Alfred Cobban

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Social Interpretation of the French Revolution / Edition 2

Alfred Cobban's Social Interpretation of the French Revolution is one of the acknowledged classics of postwar historiography. Cobban saw the French Revolution as central to the "grand narrative of modern history," but provided a salutary corrective to prevalent social explanations of its origins and development. A generation later this powerful historical intervention is now reissued with a new introduction by the distinguished scholar Gwynne Lewis. It provides students with both a context for Cobban's arguments, and assesses the course of Revolutionary studies in the wake of The Social Interpretation.

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ISBN-13: 2900521667677
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 03/28/2006
Edition description: Revised Edition
Pages: 232
Product dimensions: 5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.51(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Introduction Gwynne Lewis; 1. The present state of history; 2. History and sociology; 3. The problem of social history; 4. The meaning of feudalism; 5. The attack on seigneurial rights; 6. Who were the revolutionary bourgeois?; 7. Economic consequences of the Revolution; 8. A bourgeoisie of landowners; 9. Country against town; 10. Social cleavages among the peasantry; 11. The sans-culottes; 12. A revolution of the propertied classes; 13. Poor against rich; 14. Conclusion; Index.

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