The French Revolution: Recent Debates and New Controversies

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Taylor & Francis, 2006 - History - 291 pages
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This fascinating book studies all aspects of the French Revolution, from its origins, through its development, right up to the consequences of this major historical event.

Bringing together key texts at the forefront of new research and interpretation, Gary Kates challenges orthodox assumptions concerning the origins, development and long-term historical repercussions of the Revolution.

Completely updated to include discussion of new research and articles, this welcome second edition includes articles discussing colonialism and family legislation, and emphasizes approaches that focus on class, gender, and race.

Including a clear and thoroughly updated introduction, this is the perfect Reader for students studying the French Revolution.

 

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Contents

The overthrow of the Marxist paradigm
15
Nobles bourgeois and the origins of the French Revolution
33
PART II
51
Constitution
68
PART III
85
Nobles and Third Estate in the revolutionary dynamic of
131
the countryside and
165
PART IV
199
inheritance law and gender
219
Victor Hugues and the administration
254
Index
283
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Gary Kates is dean of the college and vice president for academic affairs at Pomona College. He is co-editor and translator, with Roland A. Champagne and Nina Ekstein, of The Maiden of Tonnerre: The Vicissitudes of the Chevalier and the ChevaliA]re d'Eon, also available from Johns Hopkins.

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