The Genesis of the French Revolution
By (author) Bailey S. Stone
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Genesis of the French Revolution by Bailey S. Stone
Book DescriptionThe Genesis of the French Revolution, first published in 1994, offers an interesting synthesis of the long- and short-term causes of the French Revolution. Instead of focusing exclusively upon developments within France, the book immediately places the country, and its revolution, within an international setting. Bailey Stone argues that the French Revolution stemmed from the pre-revolutionary state's converging failures in international and domestic affairs; the monarchy failed not only to remain in touch with changing social, intellectual, and political realities at home, but also to harness its citizens' ambitions and talents to the purpose of maintaining the country's international power and prestige. This analysis also provides a key to comprehending the course of events in revolutionary and post-revolutionary France - and an insight into why revolutionary movements broke out in the former USSR and its surrounding countries.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521445702
(233mm x 158mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 25-Feb-1994
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Bailey S. Stone
Anatomy of Revolution Revisited, Paperback (June 2014)
This study aims to update a classic of comparative revolutionary analysis, Crane Brinton's 1938 study The Anatomy of Revolution.
Reinterpreting the French Revolution, Hardback (November 2002)
Stone attributes the outbreak of the French Revolution to international/domestic pressures on national leaders.
Genesis of the French Revolution, Hardback (February 1994)» View all books by Bailey S. Stone
This book, first published in 2004, offers an interesting synthesis of the long- and short-term causes of the French Revolution.
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