The Bourgeois Revolution in France, 1789-1815

The Bourgeois Revolution in France, 1789-1815

In the last generation the classic Marxist interpretation of the French Revolution has been challenged by the so-called revisionist school. The Marxist view that the Revolution was a bourgeois and capitalist revolution has been questioned by Anglo-Saxon revisionists like Alfred Cobban and William Doyle as well as a French school of criticism headed by François Furet. Today revisionism is the dominant interpretation of the Revolution both in the academic world and among the educated public. Against this conception, this book reasserts the view that the Revolution - the capital event of the modern age - was indeed a capitalist and bourgeois revolution. Based on an analysis of the latest historical scholarship as well as on knowledge of Marxist theories of the transition from feudalism to capitalism, the work confutes the main arguments and contentions of the revisionist school while laying out a narrative of the causes and unfolding of the Revolution from the eighteenth century to the Napoleonic Age.


Author
Publisher Berghahn Books
Release Date
ISBN 9781845456504
Pages 186 pages
Rating 4/5 (05 users)

More Books:

The Bourgeois Revolution in France, 1789-1815
Language: en
Pages: 186
Authors: Henry Heller
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009 - Publisher: Berghahn Books

In the last generation the classic Marxist interpretation of the French Revolution has been challenged by the so-called revisionist school. The Marxist view tha
The French Revolution and Historical Materialism
Language: en
Pages: 273
Authors: Henry Heller
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017 - Publisher: Historical Materialism Book

This text reasserts the Marxist view of the French Revolution as a bourgeois and capitalist revolution. Based mainly on articles published in the journal Histor
The Masses Arise
Language: en
Pages: 166
Authors: Peter Taaffe
Categories: France
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009 - Publisher:

Murder in Aubagne
Language: en
Pages: 337
Authors: D. M. G. Sutherland
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-04-20 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This is a study of faction, lynching, murder, terror and counter-terror during the French Revolution. It examines factionalism in small towns like Aubagne near
Rethinking Revolutionary Change in Europe
Language: en
Pages: 321
Authors: Bailey Stone
Categories: France
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020 - Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

"Reconsidering the English, French, and Russian revolutions, this book offers an important approach to the theoretical and comparative study of revolutions. Sto
Musical Debate and Political Culture in France, 1700-1830
Language: en
Pages: 241
Authors: Robert James Arnold
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017 - Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

The first full-length treatment of the operatic querelles in eighteenth-century France, placing individual querelles in historical context and tracing common th
Marx and the French Revolution
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: François Furet
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 1988-12-14 - Publisher: University of Chicago Press

Throughout his life Karl Marx commented on the French Revolution, but never was able to realize his project of a systematic work on this immense event. This boo
History and the Formation of Marxism
Language: en
Pages: 264
Authors: Bertel Nygaard
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2022-09-19 - Publisher: Springer Nature

This book redefines the relationship between Marxism and history. At its roots, Marxism was aimed at analyzing society in order to change it, reflecting on the
Democracy in Europe
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Luciano Canfora
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-04-15 - Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

This history traces the development of democracy in Europe from its origins in ancient Greece up to the present day. Considers all the major watersheds in the d
The Oxford Handbook of the Ancien Régime
Language: en
Pages: 583
Authors: William Doyle
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-11-10 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

In The Oxford Handbook of the Ancien Régime, an international team of thirty contributors survey and present current thinking about the world of pre-revolution