Revolutions 1789-1917

Revolutions 1789-1917

Paperback Cambridge Perspectives in History

By (author) Allan Todd, Series edited by Richard Brown, Series edited by David Smith

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  • Format: Paperback | 148 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 226mm x 8mm | 240g
  • Publication date: 1 July 1998
  • Publication City/Country: Cambridge
  • ISBN 10: 0521586003
  • ISBN 13: 9780521586009
  • Illustrations note: 1 colour book
  • Sales rank: 105,522

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An engaging range of period texts and theme books for AS and A Level history. Allan Todd provides a lucid exploration of the main features of revolutions: the economic, social, political and ideological developments prior to revolution, and the roles and actions of crowds, parties, women and counter-revolutionaries. Particular attention is paid to the French Revolution of 1789, the 1848 Revolutions, the 1871 Paris Commune and the Russian Revolution of 1917. Revolutions contains a selection of primary and secondary sources.

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"...interesting..." Teaching History "...these are short, focused texts - not anthologies - that add depth to traditional topics...are definitely aimed at good high school readers." Kliatt

Table of contents

1.What is revolution?; 2. The old order undermined: social and economic developments; 3. Political crises and revolution; 4. The role of ideology; 5. Crowds parties and leaders; 6. Barricades and blood: violence in revolutions; 7. Internationalism: revolution across borders; 8. Revolutionary women; 9. Reaction and counter-revolution; 10. Revolutionary continuity: victory and defeat.