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3.65  ·  Rating details ·  529 ratings  ·  75 reviews
كتب كرين برينتن "تشريح الثورة" عام 1938 وأعيد طبعه عام ،1956 ووسعه برينتن عام 1964. يحلل مؤلف الكتاب ميول مجتمع يسبق ثورة كبرى، وهو يرى أنه يجمع بين التوترات الاجتماعية والسياسية بسبب التدهور التدريجي لقيم المجتمع. إن فكرته عن الثورة هي أنها عملية قلب السلطة مما يؤدى إلى تولي المتطرفين السلطة ثم تهدأ الأمور. وقد شبه الثورة بحمى ترتفع بسبب شكاوى أفراد شعب ما. ومن أعراض هذه ...more
Hardcover, الطبعة الاولى, 381 pages
Published by الفارابي + كلمة (first published 1938)
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Tareq
CONDITIONS WHICH SEEM TO BE PRESENT AS CAUSES OF MAJOR REVOLUTIONS:

1. People from all social classes are discontented.
2. People feel restless and held down by unacceptable restrictions in society, religion, the economy or the government.
3. People are hopeful about the future, but they are being forced to accept less than they had hoped for.
4. People are beginning to think of themselves as belonging to a social class, and there is a growing bitterness between social classes.
5. The social classes
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Wolf
Awesome comparison of four similar revolutions (Russian, American, English, and French) and very interesting. Good information, rather, and at the beginning I really liked the author and felt he portrayed a lack of bias fairly well. But as the book went on, he seemed to get more and more sarcastic, and then the last chapter (and the added epilogue) were just completely unnecessary additions with incredible (to me) hostility towards other authors who had written similar works and with a ridiculou ...more
William Bahr
Sep 24, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a classic book about classic (English, American, French, and Russian) revolutions. I read it to update my own book about the American and French Revolutions ("George Washington's Liberty Key"). As a reviewer, I doubt that I can improve upon the book’s Amazon summary and several excellent reviews of the book. I will say this, however; the book is fairly dense in that it presumes the reader is fairly familiar with the aforementioned revolutions. As well, concepts and references are often s ...more
Whitlaw Tanyanyiwa Mugwiji
Here Crane Brighton outlines the similarities of the four majour revoliton: the English, the American, the French and the Russions Revolution. The revolutionary process begins with the government experiencing financial difficulties, which leads to the organisation of the discontented promising to abdicate the ruliting elites and system. The government tries to respond through force bt is unable to overcome the revolutionists. Then the revolutionists attain power. But because the revolutionists a ...more
Ervin Vukaj
Here is a book and summary I do recommend –

CONDITIONS WHICH SEEM TO BE PRESENT AS CAUSES OF MAJOR REVOLUTIONS:

1. People from all social classes are discontented.
2. People feel restless and held down by unacceptable restrictions in society, religion, the economy or the government.
3. People are hopeful about the future, but they are being forced to accept less than they had hoped for.
4. People are beginning to think of themselves as belonging to a social class, and there is a growing bitterness be
...more
Mike
Oct 28, 2007 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very enlightening read. This is definitely not for members of the Cult of Che, as it in no way appeals to emotionalism or calls for any upheavals of any kind. Rather, this is a serious look at revolutions throughout history and what conditions existed that brought them about. The author contends that, contrary to conventional wisdom, revolutions do not generally occur when conditions in a given state are at their worst. Rather, they occur when conditions improve and then suddenly regress. The pe ...more
Adrian Colesberry
Apr 08, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Brinton, is this quite old historical analysis, makes a case that the classic revolutions, English / Puritanical, American, French and Russian, trace a common path: Ancien regime --> moderate revolutionaries --> radical revolutionaries --> reaction against the moderates that racks back to moderate of even closer to the Ancien regime.
It interested me at the time, but these days I'm naturally suspicious of a thesis that says: "All of these four completely different historical events were the same
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Sahand
Aug 11, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
An interesting book , however as i am from a country which very recently experienced a revolution i can challenge many points made in this book . not everything in it is true in my opinion , although this book's main focus is about only four revolutions which includes Russian Revolution , French Revolution , English Revolution and American Revolution . it is a very heavy book and requires immense focus and patience . some parts i had to reread for a dozen times so i could fully understand . Reco ...more
C. Scott
Aug 28, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
About 100 pages in and I gotta say this book is like taking a Valium. I have yet to read more than 10 pages at a stretch without nodding off. That's not to say that it isn't interesting or good... but this will be a challenge to finish in a timely fashion.

Finally finished... a very challenging read. I liked that the author never talked down to his audience and often assumed that the reader has a great deal of knowledge about the career of Oliver Cromwell, or French revolutionary Robespierre, or
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Kunal
Oct 08, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I feel one learns something new at every page of this book.
Mike
This was a tedious but emotional rollercoaster. It was a challenging read due in part to the amount of historical figure references who I had never heard of. The author, Crane Brinton searches for uniformities in revolutions and looks primarily at the English Revolution of the 1600s, French, American and Russian revolutions. Brinton uses the metaphor of the state being a patient and the revolution as being a fever. He does not attempt to judge revolutions but only to lay out facts about them and ...more
Josh
May 28, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Despite saying it was comparing four Revolutions, I think that the way the American Revolution tied in with the French, English, and Russian revolutions was sped past in most examples.
The book has a general use of tying together democratic revolutions and the similar paths that they take - especially while dispelling some common myths amongst all of them.
The discussion of the "Thermidor" phase of each at the conclusion was interesting - though dragged on a little too long. It also highlights my
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Greg
Still a definitive work on the processes of radical social change. This book could be describing things happening today in the US even though it was written years ago. I have heard many people ask how US evangelicals can support a man like the current president. Brinton explains how people will accept the leader they believe will get the results they desire most, even if they normally would not associate with them.
Still a very timely read.
Adam Gutschenritter
Dec 25, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: history
Very interesting summary of what steps a revolution follows based on the study of the French, Glorious (English), Russian and American revolutions. I like the process presented and am looking forward to reading the 2008ish copy to see what new ideas have been added to the topic.
Ryan Morrison
Apr 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Probably the longest its ever taken me to read a book, but the conclusions were pretty surprising and it was worth it.

A lot of people seem to be giving this book a bad review because its dense and difficult to get through.
Colby
Perceptive. Insightful. Timeless. [I first read this some 50 years ago], but would that a behavioural psychologist update! [Say, including Khmer Rouge & the Arab Spring]
Sherif MohyEldeen
Mar 27, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An excellent book and academic study of four of the great revolutions in our modern history.
Joe Byram
Nov 30, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very interesting, very honest historical analysis. Brinton is witty, intelligent, and thorough.
Thomas Wright
Dec 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great book for anyone who is interested in Revolutions. Its an older book but still has good recognition by modern scholars. By the very nature of the book it does make it clear that it is hard to make a blueprint for a revolution.
Reham Saud
Halfway to finish it, but I couldn’t do that.
James Lee
Dec 08, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I confess to being surprised at Brinton's urbane prose voice, considering his subject. I was a little taken aback initially when he began the work by describing it as a "first approximation of uniformities." But my misgivings were quickly dispelled by his handling of his exploratory comparison of 4 Revolutions- The American, English, French and Russian. His suggested map of this quarternity of revolutions- Old Regime failures, Dual Soverignty, The Terror and Virtue, Thermidor- post revolutionar ...more
John
Nov 12, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a book I wish I had read when I was in college 40 some year ago. I was a history major with a special interest in Russia and the Russian revolution. I may have come across The Anatomy of Revolution in various used book sales but I never bought it. I don't think the book would have changed my life--in other words I don't think it would have prompted me to pursue graduate work in history--but I would helped me better understand what I was studying.

Crane's primary objective here is to point
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Rachel Murphy
Nov 03, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: frenchrev
A really excellent look into four "democratic" revolutions: the English, American, French, and Russian ~ a pretty ambitious attempt (from I believe a really balanced POV) to discern the recurring traits of revolution (e.g. their tendency towards greater radicalization, from Right to Center to Left, stopping short only of the most extreme or lunatic fringe; their periods of crisis or Terror; and the reactionary period, or Thermidor, following the Terror).

For one who is so detail-loving like me, a
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DC
Jul 06, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Brinton sets out to find some similarities between the English, American, French, and Russian revolutions, but then largely doesn't discuss the American. Spends a lot of time telling you what he's planning to tell you, and then doesn't present much in terms of supporting arguments. Or he does it in a nod and wink kind of way, as in, "and we all know how that turned out for Robespierre, don't we!" sorts of things. Too bad. It could have been much more interesting.

I rate it a C for execution, ext
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Jake
Aug 16, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Read this in high school and realized I needed to become a history major. Brinton takes the English, American, French, and Russian revolutions and compares them all with set criteria and timelines. They usually start with the average fervor of a revolution, escalate into a frenzied, radical time, then cool down with a Thermidorean reaction. The results are absolutely fascinating.

If you have never heard of it, let alone read it, put it on your Wish List now.
P
May 02, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Good nonfiction explains what happened. Great nonfiction allows the reader to start drawing their own comparisons. Exceptionally good stuff explains events that haven't happened yet. Brinton combines empathy, erudition, and humility in his quest to find patterns within revolutions. In our world of revolution, he does an excellent job explaining not only what happened but what will happen. ...more
Lauren Albert
This is a good overview and Brinton makes some good points about revolution--how they start and who starts them and why. But his cynicism started to irritate (as it apparently did another reviewer). I wonder if this is the writer's general attitude. I'll have to look at another of the books of his I own to see. ...more
Holly
Jul 21, 2009 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: required-reading
Crane Brinton takes several different historical occurrences that could otherwise be incredibly interesting, and explains them in the most boring way possible. If this wasn't required for my school, I would have put it down the second I picked it up. ...more
Sean Chick
I had high hopes for this book, perhaps too high. Good ideas are lost in the jungle of bad prose. Granted I have seen worse, but Brinton makes revolution, a dramatic event by anyone's standards, a kind of dreary march of inevitability. ...more
Brook
Oct 20, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This was a well-written book that probably deserves more than two stars. However, I personally found it to be so dense at points that it was hard to follow along, which is why I gave it the low rating.
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