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The Furies: Violence and Terror in the French and Russian Revolutions

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The great romance and fear of bloody revolution--strange blend of idealism and terror--have been superseded by blind faith in the bloodless expansion of human rights and global capitalism. Flying in the face of history, violence is dismissed as rare, immoral, and counterproductive. Arguing against this pervasive wishful thinking, the distinguished historian Arno J. Mayer revisits the two most tumultuous and influential revolutions of modern times: the French Revolution of 1789 and the Russian Revolution of 1917. Mayer gives a sweeping yet close comparison of the world's two transnational revolutions making critical use of theory, old and new; he breaks through unexamined assumptions and prevailing debates about the attributes of these particular revolutions to raise broader and more disturbing questions about the nature of revolutionary violence attending new foundations.

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Author(s):
y Arno J. Mayer
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
4.4 x 16.5 x 23.5 cm
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0691048975
ISBN-13:
9780691048970
Number of pages:
716
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Title:
The Furies: Violence and Terror in the French and Russian Revolutions

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The great romance and fear of bloody revolution--strange blend of idealism and terror--have been superseded by blind faith in the bloodless expansion of human rights and global capitalism. Flying in the face of history, violence is dismissed as rare, immoral, and counterproductive. Arguing against this pervasive wishful thinking, the distinguished historian Arno J. Mayer revisits the two most tumultuous and influential revolutions of modern times: the French Revolution of 1789 and the Russian Revolution of 1917. Mayer gives a sweeping yet close comparison of the world's two transnational revolutions making critical use of theory, old and new; he breaks through unexamined assumptions and prevailing debates about the attributes of these particular revolutions to raise broader and more disturbing questions about the nature of revolutionary violence attending new foundations.

This copy shows some shelf-wear.

Author(s):
y Arno J. Mayer
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
4.4 x 16.5 x 23.5 cm
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0691048975
ISBN-13:
9780691048970
Number of pages:
716
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Title:
The Furies: Violence and Terror in the French and Russian Revolutions

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