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Tocqueville in His Time

Cheryl B. Welch

in De Tocqueville

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198781318
eISBN:
9780191695414
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198781318.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter situates Tocqueville among a set of problems and writers in post-revolutionary France in order to give the reader a sense of both the idiosyncrasy of Tocqueville's project in his own ... More


Revolution, Jews, and the Streets of Warsaw: Between Secret Cells and Popular Politics

in Barricades and Banners: The Revolution of 1905 and the Transformation of Warsaw Jewry

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804763837
eISBN:
9780804781046
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804763837.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This chapter explores the social structure and political culture of different revolutionary organizations that thrived in Warsaw. These organizations include the Polish Socialist Party (PPS); the ... More


On the Battlefield in Yemen—and in Egypt

Jesse Ferris

in Nasser's Gamble: How Intervention in Yemen Caused the Six-Day War and the Decline of Egyptian Power

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691155142
eISBN:
9781400845231
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691155142.003.0006
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter studies the interplay between the battlefield in Yemen and the domestic front in Egypt. It begins with a revisionist account of the Egyptian counterinsurgency campaign, based on Egyptian ... More


‘How the Face of Things has Changed!’

Marisa Linton

in Choosing Terror: Virtue, Friendship, and Authenticity in the French Revolution

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199576302
eISBN:
9780191747410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576302.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter discusses the development of a new kind of political identity during the early months of the revolution. The revolution transformed the prevailing political culture from the enclosed and ... More


From the Second American Revolution to the First International and Back Again: Marxism, the Popular Front, and the American Civil War

Andrew Zimmerman

in The World the Civil War Made

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469624181
eISBN:
9781469624204
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469624181.003.0013
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter examines how the American Civil War influenced Karl Marx and changed the meaning of revolution, and particularly the American Revolution of 1861–1877. Through their observations and ... More


Stirred and Shaken. From ‘the Art of the Possible’ to Emancipatory Politics

Benjamin Arditi

in Politics on the Edges of Liberalism: Difference, Populism, Revolution, Agitation

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748625116
eISBN:
9780748652778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625116.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter explores the persistence of agitation in emancipatory politics. It deconstructs the familiar notion that politics is the ‘art of the possible’, an observation made by Bismarck in the ... More


Fragmenting Executive Power

Howard G. Brown

in War, Revolution, and the Bureaucratic State: Politics and Army Administration in France, 1791–1799

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205425
eISBN:
9780191676628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205425.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines the so-called second revolution in France during the summer of 1792 which resulted in the fragmentation of executive power. This revolution, catalysed by the Paris Commune, ... More


A Migrating Revolution: Mexican Political Organizers and Their Rejection of American Assimilation, 1920–1940

John H. Flores

in Workers Across the Americas: The Transnational Turn in Labor History

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199731633
eISBN:
9780199894420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731633.003.0022
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

This chapter examines immigrant political culture, the phenomenon of transnational social movements, and the formation of binational identities through a study of a Midwestern Mexican American ... More


Introduction

Saul Newman

in The Politics of Postanarchism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748634958
eISBN:
9780748652846
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748634958.003.0015
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The central claim of anarchism – that life can be lived without a state, without centralised authority – has been an anathema not only to more mainstream understandings of politics, which bear the ... More


Friends and Enemies: The Scribal Politics of Post/Colonial Literature

Chris Bongie

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846311437
eISBN:
9781846315299
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846315299
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book explores the troubled relationship between postcolonial theory and ‘politics’, both in the sense of a radical, revolutionary politics associated with anti-colonial struggle, and the almost ... More


Conclusion

W. D. Edmonds

in Jacobinism and the Revolt of Lyon 1789–1793

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198227496
eISBN:
9780191678714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198227496.003.0010
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The history of Lyon from 1789 to 1793 was a striking example of the influence of what Hunt calls ‘the rhetoric of conspiracy’ on the course of the Revolution in France. It also illustrates the ... More


Politics, Power and Violence in Agamben

John Lechte and Saul Newman

in Agamben and the Politics of Human Rights: Statelessness, Images, Violence

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780748645725
eISBN:
9780748689163
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748645725.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Reference

The task of this chapter is to clarify what we see as Agamben's understanding of politics, a question which is otherwise very opaque in his work. It is argued here that seeing Agamben as a political ... More


Olga Shapir (1850–1916)

Catriona Kelly

in A History of Russian Women's Writing 1820–1992

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159643
eISBN:
9780191673665
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159643.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Olga Shapir can be considered as a ‘typical’ 19th-century writer. Although she was prolific, she is now posthumously forgotten. However, Shapir's novel, The Stormy Years, shows a brave attempt to ... More


New Men for New Politics: The First Jacobin Leaders

Marisa Linton

in Choosing Terror: Virtue, Friendship, and Authenticity in the French Revolution

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199576302
eISBN:
9780191747410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576302.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter discusses the emergence of the first Jacobin leaders. The co-founders and first leaders of the Jacobins — Barnave, the Lameths, and Duport — supported the constitutional monarchy, and ... More


Fugitive Democracy: And Other Essays

Sheldon S. Wolin

Nicholas Xenos (ed.)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691133645
eISBN:
9781400883424
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691133645.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The author of this book was one of the most influential and original political thinkers of the past fifty years. This book brings together his most important writings, from classic essays such as ... More


Shamans and Superstitions: ‘The Rime of the Ancyent Marinere’

Tim Fulford

in Romantic Indians: Native Americans, British Literature, and Transatlantic Culture 1756-1830

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199273379
eISBN:
9780191706332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199273379.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter provides a close reading of Coleridge's Rime of the Ancient Mariner, in the context of Coleridge's arguments about superstition and belief in indigenous communities, and in the context ... More


Constitutional principles and concrete proposals: reconsidering Talleyrand and Condorcet on public instruction

Adrian O'Connor

in In Pursuit of Politics: Education and Revolution in Eighteenth-Century France

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781526120564
eISBN:
9781526132314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526120564.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Chapter 3 examines the proposals for educational reform presented in September 1791 and April 1792 by the philosophes-statesmen Talleyrand and Condorcet, on behalf of the National Assembly’s ... More


Neither God nor Master: Robert Bresson and Radical Politics

Brian Price

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816654611
eISBN:
9781452946177
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816654611.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The French auteur Robert Bresson, director of such classics as Diary of a Country Priest (1951), The Trial of Joan of Arc (1962), The Devil, Probably (1977), and L’Argent (1983), has long been ... More


Divergence, Convergence, and the French Path to Industrial Development after 1750

Jeff Horn

in The Path Not Taken: French Industrialization in the Age of Revolution, 1750-1830

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262083522
eISBN:
9780262275705
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262083522.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This chapter sets out the book’s three main arguments. The first is that the late eighteenth-century French state attempted to emulate most of what policy makers understood as the English model of ... More


From Allard to Chaptal: The Search for an Institutional Formula for French Industrialization, 1791–1804

Jeff Horn

in The Path Not Taken: French Industrialization in the Age of Revolution, 1750-1830

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262083522
eISBN:
9780262275705
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262083522.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This chapter investigates French administrative attempts to develop institutions capable of fostering industrialization in the context of Revolutionary politics. Ideology was at the heart of ... More


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