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Ordering a Disordered World

Mary Ashburn Miller

in A Natural History of Revolution: Violence and Nature in the French Revolutionary Imagination, 1789-1794

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449420
eISBN:
9780801460845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449420.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

In the late eighteenth century, conversations about nature and natural history entered the public sphere through natural disasters such as the Lisbon earthquake of 1755 and the Messina and Calabria ... More


Introduction

Mary Ashburn Miller

in A Natural History of Revolution: Violence and Nature in the French Revolutionary Imagination, 1789-1794

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449420
eISBN:
9780801460845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449420.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the book's key themes. This book is an inquiry into the natural history of the Revolution crafted by revolutionaries, and into the ways in which they ... More


The East Country: Almanac Tales of Valley and Shore

Jules Pretty

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781501709333
eISBN:
9781501709340
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501709333.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This book is a work of creative nonfiction in which the acclaimed author integrates memoir, natural history, cultural critique, and spiritual reflection into a single compelling narrative. The book ... More


Terrible Like an Earthquake: Violence as a “Revolution of the Earth”

Mary Ashburn Miller

in A Natural History of Revolution: Violence and Nature in the French Revolutionary Imagination, 1789-1794

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449420
eISBN:
9780801460845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449420.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter analyzes the debates surrounding two separate massacres that occurred in October 1791 and September 1792. The two massacres, although both ostensibly in favor of the Revolution, also ... More


Laying the Foundation for Independent Thought: Enlightenment Epistemology and Pedagogy

Elliott Schreiber

in The Topography of Modernity: Karl Philipp Moritz and the Space of Autonomy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451782
eISBN:
9780801466014
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451782.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter considers the origin and development of Philanthropism, situating this pedagogical project within a line of antiauthoritarian epistemological and pedagogical thought reaching back to ... More


Conclusion: Revolutionary Like Nature, Natural Like a Revolution

Mary Ashburn Miller

in A Natural History of Revolution: Violence and Nature in the French Revolutionary Imagination, 1789-1794

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449420
eISBN:
9780801460845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449420.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This concluding chapter summarizes key themes and presents some final thoughts. It particularly focuses on the relationship between pro-revolutionary violence and nature in revolutionary rhetoric. ... More


Pure Mountain, Corruptive Swamp

Mary Ashburn Miller

in A Natural History of Revolution: Violence and Nature in the French Revolutionary Imagination, 1789-1794

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449420
eISBN:
9780801460845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449420.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter analyzes the meaning of the term “mountain” during the French Revolution. The genesis of the term refers to the radicals' seating position in the Convention, near the rafters of the ... More


“Mountain, Become a Volcano”

Mary Ashburn Miller

in A Natural History of Revolution: Violence and Nature in the French Revolutionary Imagination, 1789-1794

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449420
eISBN:
9780801460845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449420.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter analyzes the meaning of the image of the volcano during the French Revolution. Like the images of lightning and mountains, revolutionaries drew on the symbolic language of volcanoes in ... More


Lightning Strikes

Mary Ashburn Miller

in A Natural History of Revolution: Violence and Nature in the French Revolutionary Imagination, 1789-1794

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449420
eISBN:
9780801460845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449420.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter analyzes the meaning of lightning images during the French Revolution. The Revolution, particularly the declaration of the Republic, carried with it a host of new symbols, including ... More


Otium

John M. Dixon

in The Enlightenment of Cadwallader Colden: Empire, Science, and Intellectual Culture in British New York

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801448034
eISBN:
9781501703515
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801448034.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter examines Cadwallader Colden's philosophical retirement at Coldgenham, his country residence in the Wallkill Valley sixty miles north of Manhattan. Coldengham fitted nicely with a popular ... More


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