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A Short History of the French Revolution, 1789-1799
 

A Short History of the French Revolution, 1789-1799 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Soboul, Albert
Translated by Symcox, Geoffrey

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Albert Soboul has held the Chair of the History of the French Revolution at the Sorbone since 1967, and is probably the leading Marxist scholar working in that field today. The book translated here should be regarded more as a synopsis of Professor Soboul's interpretation of the ...Revolution than as a detailed account of the course of events; it is an essay in analysis rather than a narrative. In it the author argues that the French Revolution can only be understood in terms of class struggle, and that any attempt to diminish the significance of class conflict as its motive force obscures the meaning of the events of the Revolution and rends them ultimately incomprehensible.The course of the Revolution and its final outcome, which was clear by the time Napoleon seized power in 1799, were the products of a complex class struggle enacted simultaneously on many levels, leading finally to the triumph of the bourgeoisie, the defeat of the aristocracy, and the fragmentation and collapse of the popular forces, who as the allies of the bourgeoisie had played a vital part in securing its victory. Professor Soboul shows that although the Revolution was caused initially by specific factors peculiar to the structure of French society at the end of the Old Regime, it came to constitute the definitive type of the bourgeois revolution and opened the way for the ascendary of industrial capitalism in the next century, not merely in France, but in the rest of Europe and the world at large.
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ISBN 9780520034198
Released NZ 15 Jul 1977
Publisher University of California Press
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780520034198
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
Publisher University of California Press
Imprint University of California Press
Released 15 Jul 1977
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Translated from French
Author(s) By Soboul, Albert
Translated by Symcox, Geoffrey
Category History
World History: C 1750 To C 1900
European History
Miscellaneous Items
Number of Pages 200
Dimensions Width: 140mm
Height: 203mm
Spine: 13mm
Dewey Code 944
Weight 227g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress France - History - Revolution, 1789-1799
NBS Text Regional History
ONIX Text College/higher education;Professional and scholarly

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