The Furies : Violence and Terror in the French and Russian Revolutions
By: Mayer, Arno J.Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2013Description: 1 online resource (735 p.).ISBN: 9781400823437.Subject(s): France -- History -- Reign of Terror, 1793-1794 | France -- History -- Revolution, 1789-1799 -- Influence | Political violence -- France | Political violence -- Soviet Union | Soviet Union -- History -- Revolution, 1917-1921 -- Influence | Terror -- Soviet UnionGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: The Furies : Violence and Terror in the French and Russian RevolutionsDDC classification: 944.04 LOC classification: DC183.5 .F35 2013Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Cover; Title; Copyright; Dedication; CONTENTS; Preface; Introduction; PART ONE: CONCEPTUAL SIGNPOSTS; 1. Revolution; 2. Counterrevolution; 3. Violence; 4. Terror; 5. Vengeance; 6. Religion; PART TWO: CRESCENDO OF VIOLENCE; 7. The Return of Vengeance: Terror in France, 1789-95; 8. In the Eye of a "Time of Troubles": Terror in Russia, 1917-21; PART THREE: METROPOLITAN CONDESCENSION AND RURAL DISTRUST; 9. Peasant War in France: The Vendée; 10. Peasant War in Russia: Ukraine and Tambov; PART FOUR: THE SACRED CONTESTED; 11. Engaging the Gallican Church and the Vatican
12. Engaging the Russian Orthodox Church13. Perils of Emancipation: Protestants and Jews in the Revolutionary Whirlwind; PART FIVE: A WORLD UNHINGED; 14. Externalization of the French Revolution: The Napoleonic Wars; 15. Internalization of the Russian Revolution: Terror in One Country; Index
The great romance and fear of bloody revolution--strange blend of idealism and terror--have been superseded by blind faith in the bloodless expansion of human rights and global capitalism.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. Although these two upheavals arose in different environments, they follow
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