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How Revolutionary Were the Bourgeois Revolutions?

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In this panoramic historical analysis, Neil Davidson defends a renovated concept of bourgeois revolution. Davidson shows how our globalized societies of the present are the result of a contested, turbulent history marked by often forceful revolutions directed against old social orders, from the Dutch Revolt to the English and American Civil Wars and beyond.
ebook, 840 pages
Published July 24th 2012 by Haymarket Books (first published October 1st 2010)
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Jordan Peacock
Jan 20, 2016 Jordan Peacock rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Would've marked it as 5/5 but part 3 was a bit of a slog through the history of ways historians attempted to redefine and respond to the concept of 'bourgeois revolutions'.

Excellent book, wide-ranging and clear and historical nuggets on nearly every page.
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Here some preliminary comments fromHOW REVOLUTIONARY WERE THE BOURGEOIS REVOLUTIONS?

NEIL DAVIDSON

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“I was frankly pole-axed by this magnificent book. Davidson resets the entire debate on the character of revolutions: bourgeois, democratic and socialist. He's sending me, at least, back to the library."

—Mike Davis, author, Planet of Slums


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Once of central importance to left historians and activists alike, recently the concept of the
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