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The Legacy of the French Revolution
     

The Legacy of the French Revolution

by Ralph C. Hancock (Editor), Gary L. Lambert (Editor), Philippe Beneton (Contribution by), James Ceaser (Contribution by), L Gary Lambert (Contribution by)
 

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This collection of essays by prominent American and French scholars explores the political, cultural, and social implications of the most fundamentally formative modern event, the French Revolution. The contributors contend that the vocabulary and spirit of the French Revolution has exercised greater influence on the modern world than the more moderate and by all

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This collection of essays by prominent American and French scholars explores the political, cultural, and social implications of the most fundamentally formative modern event, the French Revolution. The contributors contend that the vocabulary and spirit of the French Revolution has exercised greater influence on the modern world than the more moderate and by all appearances more successful American Revolution. The Legacy of the French Revolution delineates the distinctive characters of the American and French revolutions and analyzes the different variants of democratic political traditions that have evolved from this seminal event. This book will be of particular interest to political theorists, political historians, and students of democratic theory.

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Comparative Politics
. . . the overall movement of the essays from general to specific offers something of interest to a broad range of professsional readers, including theorists, historians, comparativists and jurists.
American Political Science Review
The essays . . . compare various aspects of the French Revolution to its American predecessor, an element of the book that will make it of particular interest to readers in the United States. The book's coherence is remarkable . . .

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780847678419
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
04/02/1996
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.38(w) x 9.16(h) x 0.88(d)

Meet the Author

Ralph C. Hancock is associate professor of political science at Brigham Young University. L. Gary Lambert is associate professor of French at the same university.

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