Contesting the French Revolution (Contesting the Past) by Paul R. Hanson

By Paul R. Hanson

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

  • Explores the reasons, occasions, and outcomes of the French Revolution
  • Offers a stimulating research of the main arguable debates: have been the occasions of 1789 a social revolution or a political twist of fate? Did they mark the increase of business capitalism or the start of contemporary democracy? used to be Napoleon Bonaparte an inheritor to the beliefs of 1789 or a betrayer of the Revolution?
  • Shows how historic interpretation of the French Revolution has been stimulated 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 learn has shifted from a political concentration to social and cultural methods in additional fresh years.

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