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The French Revolution Vol. 2

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480 pages
Published by Collins Clear-Type Press (first published October 1st 1897)
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I find now that I should have been flagging pages the whole time in order to truly review Carlyle's "The French Revolution," of which this book is the second volume. However, a few things stand out in my memory after these months of reading:

Carlyle’s method of understanding and interpreting the events of history is not scientific. That is to say, it is not materialistic or detached. Carlyle takes for granted that historical events have moral and spiritual, as well as material and political, sign
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Thomas Carlyle, Scottish historian, critic, and sociological writer. was born in the village of Ecclefechan, Dumfriesshire, eldest child of James Carlyle, stonemason, and Margaret (Aitken) Carlyle. The father was stern, irascible, a puritan of the puritans, but withal a man of rigid probity and strength of character. The mother, too, was of the Scottish earth, and Thomas' education was begun at ho ...more
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