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By Paul R. Hanson

Contesting the French Revolution presents an insightful assessment of 1 of history’s most vital occasions, in addition to analyzing the main major historiographical debates approximately this era.

  • Explores the reasons, occasions, and effects of the French Revolution
  • Offers a stimulating research of the main debatable debates: have been the occasions of 1789 a social revolution or a political coincidence? Did they mark the increase of commercial capitalism or the delivery of recent democracy? was once Napoleon Bonaparte an inheritor to the beliefs of 1789 or a betrayer of the Revolution?
  • Shows how old interpretation of the French Revolution has been encouraged by way of the altering political and social currents of the final two hundred years – from the Russian Revolution to the autumn of the Berlin Wall – and the way ancient examine has shifted from a political concentration to social and cultural techniques in additional fresh years.

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