Palmer famously demonstrated that constituent bodies—the British Parliament, American Houses of Burgesses, the French Parlements , the Dutch Estates-General, and independent clubs—were the locus of powerful criticism of royal absolutism and became dynamic centers of opposition to monarchies nearly everywhere. Stone, Bailey.
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DOI: A synthetic essay arguing for the centrality of international diplomatic and geopolitical concerns during the French Revolution. Tocqueville, Alexis de. The Old Regime and Revolution. Translated by Alan S. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, Tocqueville concluded that the French Revolution was not a rupture but rather completed a long process that dismantled French civil society and reinforced state control.
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While not an Atlantic study, this argument influenced subsequent analysis of the impact of the Revolution in comparative contexts. Originally published Democracy in America. Translated by Arthur Goldhammer. New York: Library of America, An excellent translation by Arthur Goldhammer brings Tocqueville back to life.
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Not a member? Sign up for My OBO. The book furthermore contends that the Revolution of , reconceptualized in this fashion, needs to be placed in the larger contexts of 'early modern' and 'modern' French history and modern 'progressive' sociopolitical revolutions. In staking out these positions, the book offers a unique interpretation of the French Revolution, one that dissents from both the Marxian socioeconomic orthodoxy of earlier times and more recent 'political-cultural' analyses. The descent into revolution from August to October The first attempt to stabilize the Revolution from to Return to Book Page.
Bailey Stone uses recent scholarship on the diplomatic, political, social, economic, and cultural history of eighteenth-century revolutionary France to examine the outbreak of the French Revolution and the dramatic developments of the subsequent decade. Stone finds events of the period attributable to the interacting pressures of international and domestic politics on thos Bailey Stone uses recent scholarship on the diplomatic, political, social, economic, and cultural history of eighteenth-century revolutionary France to examine the outbreak of the French Revolution and the dramatic developments of the subsequent decade.
Stone finds events of the period attributable to the interacting pressures of international and domestic politics on those national leaders attempting to govern France and to modernize its institutions.
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