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Dictionnaire Critique de La Revolution Francaise
Two centuries later, the French Revolution that extraordinary event that founded modern democracy continues to give rise to a reevaluation of essential questions. The ambition of this magnificent volume is not only to present the reader with the research of a wide range of international scholars on those questions, but also to bring one into the heart of the issues still u ...more
Published December 1st 1992 by French & European Publications Inc
(first published December 1st 1988)
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Nov 06, 2011 Jussarian rated it 4 of 5 stars · review of another edition
This is the most expensive book I own and a beauty to flick through. I have only read a few chapters so far but I have enjoyed them all. This is as much a historiography as a history, with reviews of how the subjects have been interpreted since the event. Given the millenial potency of the Revolution, the interpretations of it in history have themselves shaped events. One of the things I like is its rejection of the materialist myopia in history-writing and restoration of cultural factors as imp ...more