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Reinterpreting the French Revolution: A Global-Historical Perspective

This work complements the author’s previous study on the longer-term origins of the French Revolution (1), and like that text, makes a forceful case for Stone’s ‘global-historical’ conception (what was an ‘interpretation’ in the earlier text becoming a ‘perspective’ in this.) That conception is quite simply stated: in Stone’s own words, ‘the men dictating FrenchContinue reading “Reinterpreting the French Revolution: A Global-Historical Perspective”

On Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Considered as One of the First Authors of the Revolution

The average historian steps with some trepidation into the murky territory that lies on the borderlands of philosophy and literary criticism. There is often a feeling here that at any moment a gang of deconstructive brigands will leap from the intellectual undergrowth, strip you of your disciplinary garb, and leave you exposed as a nakedContinue reading “On Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Considered as One of the First Authors of the Revolution”