Catalogue


Politics, culture, and class in the French Revolution /
Lynn Hunt.
edition
20th anniversary ed.
imprint
Berkeley : University of California Press, 2004.
description
xxi, 251 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
ISBN
0520241568 (pbk. : alk. paper)
format(s)
Book
Holdings
More Details
imprint
Berkeley : University of California Press, 2004.
isbn
0520241568 (pbk. : alk. paper)
catalogue key
5170556
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Lynn Hunt is the Eugen Weber Professor of Modern European History at the University of California, Los Angeles.
Summaries
Unpaid Annotation
A landmark work of French Revolution scholarship, now in its 20th anniversary edition.
Long Description
When this book was published in 1984, it reframed the debate on the French Revolution, shifting the discussion from the Revolution's role in wider, extrinsic processes (such as modernization, capitalist development, and the rise of twentieth-century totalitarian regimes) to its central political significance: the discovery of the potential of political action to consciously transform society by molding character, culture, and social relations. In a new preface to this twentieth-anniversary edition, Hunt reconsiders her work in the light of the past twenty years' scholarship.
Bowker Data Service Summary
In 1984, this text reframed the debate on the French Revolution, shifting the discussion from the Revolution's role in wider, extrinsic processes to its central political significance: the discovery of the potential political action to transform society by molding character, culture and social relations.
Table of Contents
List of Tablesp. viii
List of Platesp. ix
List of Mapsp. x
Preface to the Twentieth Anniversary Editionp. xi
Acknowledgments to the 1984 Editionp. xvii
Chronologyp. xix
Abbreviationsp. xxii
Introduction: Interpreting the French Revolutionp. 1
The Poetics of Power
The Rhetoric of Revolutionp. 19
Symbolic Forms of Political Practicep. 52
The Imagery of Radicalismp. 87
The Sociology of Politics
The Political Geography of Revolutionp. 123
The New Political Classp. 149
Outsiders, Culture Brokers, and Political Networksp. 180
Conclusion: Revolution in Political Culturep. 213
Correlation Matrix of Selected Political, Economic, and Demographic Variablesp. 237
Occupational Analysis of City Councillors in Amiens, Bordeaux, Nancy, and Toulousep. 242
Indexp. 245
Table of Contents provided by Ingram. All Rights Reserved.

This information is provided by a service that aggregates data from review sources and other sources that are often consulted by libraries, and readers. The University does not edit this information and merely includes it as a convenience for users. It does not warrant that reviews are accurate. As with any review users should approach reviews critically and where deemed necessary should consult multiple review sources. Any concerns or questions about particular reviews should be directed to the reviewer and/or publisher.

  link to old catalogue

Report a problem