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Echoes of the Marseillaise: Two Centuries Look Back on the French Revolution

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We can learn a great deal from studying the French Revolution itself, but we can also learn from studying the ways in which scholars have interpreted the French Revolution, and from the ways their views have changed. For over a century following the Revolution, commentators and scholars spoke of it in glowing terms. But in the past three decades, revisionist historians hav ...more
Paperback, 168 pages
Published April 1st 1990 by Rutgers University Press
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EH disagrees with the revisionist school of historians and argues that the Revolution's impact and influence hang over us today.
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this book was really interesting while at the same time being a little confusing to understand the writing style of the artist.
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An excellent overview of the historiography of the Frenc Revolution written on its bicentenary. The description doesn't mention it but the book consists of four separate but interlinking essays Hobsbawm gave in 1989. By far the most interesting of these is the first in which Hobsbawm contrasts the positive perceptions of the revolution liberals who'd live through the tumultuous time had of the events with the negative view modern liberals seem to have, including that of France's then Socialist P ...more
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Not a fan. His argument is easily lost, and he repeats himself too much. Concise and to the point are not words I would use to describe this book. No thanks.
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A short summary of french revolution
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Eric Hobsbawm, a self-confessed "unrepentant communist", was professor emeritus of economic and social history of the University of London at Birkbeck. He wrote many acclaimed historical works, including a trilogy on the nineteenth-century: The Age of Revolution, The Age of Capital, and The Age of Empire, and was the author of The Age of Extremes: The Short 20th Century 1914-1991 and his recent au ...more
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