French Revolution Conflicting Interpretations

ISBN-10: 1575240920
ISBN-13: 9781575240923
Edition: 5th 2002
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List price: $39.50
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Krieger Publishing Company
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 493
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.716
Language: English

This is an anthology organized around conflicting interpretations of 11 of the most important issues and events of the French Revolution. It includes interpretations by contemporary and earlier historians, and no one view or school of revolutionary studies is stressed.

Prefacep. ix
Chronologyp. xi
The Outbreak of the Revolution (1787-1789)p. 1
A Series of Class Revoltsp. 3
Challenging the Lefebvre Thesisp. 34
The Peasants: Mentality and Behavior in 1789p. 57
An Attack on Feudalismp. 59
Misdirected Ragep. 71
The Character of the National Assembly (1789-1791)p. 81
The Deputiesp. 84
Impractical Zealotsp. 84
Most Deputies Practical, Tolerant, and Experienced Politiciansp. 92
The Civil Constitution of the Clergyp. 113
Tragic Errorsp. 113
Necessary and Admirable Decisionsp. 123
Revolutionary Ideologyp. 130
Who Was Responsible for the War of 1792?p. 133
Revolutionaries and Counterrevolutionaries Both Responsiblep. 134
The French Deputies Primarily Responsiblep. 141
A Review of Differing Interpretationsp. 148
The Causes of the Vendee Revolt of 1793p. 155
A Republican Interpretationp. 158
A Religious Explanationp. 171
A Synthesisp. 180
Why Terror in 1793-1794?p. 185
A Realistic Necessityp. 188
A Mentality Shaped by Circumstancep. 194
A Kind of Religious Faithp. 209
A Deep-Rooted Ideology As Well As Circumstancep. 221
The Revolutionary Common People of Parisp. 227
The Riotersp. 229
The Sans-Culottesp. 241
A Critiquep. 257
The Media and Revolutionary Political Culturep. 269
Engravingsp. 270
Festivalsp. 287
Republican Languagep. 301
Music and Revolutionary Political Culture in Generalp. 307
"La Marseillaise"p. 311
Women, Gender, and Politics in Revolution and Counterrevolution: Gains and Lossesp. 315
A Political Revolution for Women? The Case of Parisp. 317
Rural Counterrevolutionary Womenp. 347
The Directory (1795-1799)p. 353
A Shameless Regimep. 354
The Legend Combatedp. 365
A Regime of Contradictionsp. 383
The Revolutionary Legacy: Positive or Negative?p. 389
A Potential Tyrant Benefitedp. 391
All Republicans Benefitedp. 395
The Triumph of a New Bourgeoisiep. 401
The Victory of Conservative Landownersp. 406
The Emancipation of the Jewsp. 417
Striking a Balancep. 433
Select Bibliographyp. 441
About the Editorsp. 471
Maps
French Provinces in 1789p. xix
The New Departments in 1790p. xx
Paris at the Time of the Revolutionp. xxi
The Vendee, 1791-1793p. 157
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