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Enlightenment ideas shape French Revolution

An Intellectual History of the French Revolution from The Rights of Man to Robespierre [NOOK Book]

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"[A]dvances an erudite and persuasive argument. . . . Israel's categorization of the several revolutionary factions offers fascinating new experience, and the knack for discovering interesting but neglected people and texts is first rate . . . wealthy and thought invoking book. It's amazing and significant."-Rachel Hammersley, Occasions Literary Supplement

"[C]losely contended. . . . Israel could be understood like a historian within the lengthy liberal tradition stretching to Madame p Stael, who herself observed the revolution and first viewed it like a story from the unfaithfulness of liberty."-Ruth Scurr, Wall Street Journal

"[W]ith typical boldness Israel invites us to reconceptualise our thought from the Revolution."-Jeremy Jennings, Perspective

"Extremely impressive."-Peter Watson, Occasions

"[P]acked with particulars . . . [Revolutionary Ideas] belongs to Israel's major project to own Enlightenment, particularly the Radical Enlightenment because he calls it, new luster."-NRC Handelsblad

"[M]ajestic."-Dr. Selwyn R. Cudjoe, Trinidad and Tobago News

"Israel, a professor of contemporary European history at Princeton, is really a world authority around the 18th-century Enlightenment. Here he constructs a bold and superbly contended situation the 1789 French Revolution was powered through the clash of innovative political doctrines that supported or contested Enlightenment values."-Tony Barber, Financial Occasions

"Israel, author from the pathbreaking studies around the Nederlander Republic, European Jews, and much more lately the unconventional Enlightenment, now turns his focus on in france they Revolution, quarrelling that the main cause was ideological-namely, the outcome from the radical Enlightenment caused by the job of philosophers Denis Diderot, Claude Adrien Helvetius, and Paul-Henry Thiry, Baron d'Holbach. . . . Israel takes them in their word, meticulously poring through voluminous revolutionary newspapers and also the archives parlementaires, records from the revolutionary national devices. . . . This significant and nuanced study is really a major reinterpretation."-Choice

"A racy account from the concepts that formed in france they Revolution and it is people. . . . It leaves the readers having a strong impression from the energy of ideas that unlock political energy and the effectiveness of leadership required to withstand unpredictable popular opinion."

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