For Martyn Lyons, in regarding 9 Thermidor as the end of the Revolution, we
have taken for granted an interpretation of the Revolution which has perhaps
overstated the role of Robespierre and the Terror'. Lyons arrives, as we have
Author: Éric Hazan
Publisher: Verso Trade
Offers an overview of the French Revolution from a bottom up perspective, discussing the lives of working people and peasants at the time and questioning what they were fighting for.
A leading Chinese liberal examines the sources of China's social and political problems while tracing the reforms and struggles he believes have led to today's mass depoliticization, calling for alternatives to both China's capitalist ...
Author: Wang Hui
Publisher: Verso Books
A leading Chinese liberal examines the sources of China's social and political problems while tracing the reforms and struggles he believes have led to today's mass depoliticization, calling for alternatives to both China's capitalist trajectory and its authoritarian past.
Conclusion. Time and Revolutions The Revolution in Time This book opened
with a suggestion about the relationship between proposed changes in senses of
time and a possible understanding of the 1688–9 revolution. It asked if a new and
Author: Tony Claydon
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
The Revolution in Time explores the idea that people in Western Europe changed the way they thought about the concept of time over the early modern period, by examining reactions to the 1688-1689 revolution in England. The study examines how those who lived through the extraordinary collapse of James II's regime perceived this event as it unfolded, and how they set it within their understanding of history. It questions whether a new understanding of chronology - one which allowed fundamental and human-directed change - had been widely adopted by this point in the past; and whether this might have allowed witnesses of the revolution to see it as the start of a new era, or as an opportunity to shape a novel, 'modern', future for England. It argues that, with important exceptions, the people of the era rejected dynamic views of time to retain a 'static' chronology that failed to fully conceptualise evolution in history. Bewildered by the rapid events of the revolution itself, people forced these into familiar scripts. Interpreting 1688-1689 later, they saw it as a reiteration of timeless principles of politics, or as a stage in an eternal and pre-determined struggle for true religion. Only slowly did they see come to see it as part of an evolving and modernising process - and then mainly in response to opponents of the revolution, who had theorised change in order to oppose it. The volume thus argues for a far more complex and ambiguous model of changes in chronological conception than many accounts have suggested; and questions whether 1688-1689 could be the leap toward modernity that recent interpretations have argued.
Coming in sight of that rocky and precipitous cape so well known as
Taughannock Point, which projects itself into the water, he imagined he had
reached the end of Cayuga Lake. In this he was mistaken. The shale rock, which
aeons ago was ...
Author: William Elliot Griffis
This story is based on Major General John Sullivan and his Continental Army soldiers during their expedition of 1779 into the lake region of central and western New York. This campaign was against the Iroquois towns that had taken arms against the American revolutionaries. It describes how the Continentals marched, fought, made paths and bridges, enjoyed themselves amid their toils, told stories around the camp-fire, and drew out from the friendly Oneidas the myths and lore of the Iroquois.
Or, Memoirs of Elkanah Watson, Includng Journals of Travels in Europe and
America, from 1777 to 1842, with His Correspondence with Public Men and
Reminiscences and Incidents of the Revolution Elkanah Watson Winslow
Author: Elkanah Watson
Mr. Watson's son edited these journals, memoirs of a man traveling through America during the revolution and in much later years. When the journal ends, the son pieces the travels together through letters, random notes, etc.