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The Global ramifications of the French Revolution
Klaits, Joseph.
Publication Information:
[Washington, D.C.] : Woodrow Wilson Center Press ; Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1994.
Physical Description:
ix, 209 p. ; 24 cm.
Woodrow Wilson Center series
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Woodrow Wilson Center series
General Note:
Based on a conference held at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C., in Nov. 1989.


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Book BILKUTUP0114544 DC158.8 .G56 1994 Central Campus Library

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This collection of essays is the first to examine the impact of the French Revolution. The legacy of the French Revolution extends far beyond the borders of France or even Europe-the ramifications of the Revolution of 1789 are truly global and continue to have an impact today. Although the French Revolution was a response to purely domestic concerns, it was immediately noted at the time by observers and many participants that its ideals were universal in scope and that its message traveled well. As a model for both discourse and action, it helped usher in a new age, one we still live in today, of nationalism, constitutional government, mass politics, citizen armies, and popular sovereignty. Twelve authorities analyze the historical and ongoing impact of the French Revolution on American political culture, nationalism and freedom in Eastern Europe, Russian intellectual life, colonial bondage, Middle East politics, the Mexican Revolution, and Chinese socialism.

Table of Contents

IntroductionJoseph Klaits and Michael H. Haltzel
1 The French Revolution after two hundred yearsJack Censer
2 The French Revolution and the creation of American political culture
3 The French Revolution in relation to Poland and East-Central EuropeJerzy W. Borejsza
4 The French Revolution in Russian intellectual life, 1789-1922Dmitry Shlapentokh
5 The French Revolution, people of color, and slaveryRobert Forster
6 Unfinished business: colonialism in sub-Saharan Africa and the ideals of the French RevolutionChristopher L. Miller
7 The French Revolution and the Arab worldElbaki Hermassi
8 The French Revolution and the Middle EastNikki R. Keddie
9 The revival of political history and the French Revolution in MexicoCharles A. Hale
10 The French Revolution and Chinese socialismMaurice J. Meisner