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Revolution and the Republic: A History of Political Thought in France since the Eighteenth Century

Jeremy Jennings


This book provides a new and wide-ranging interpretation of political thought in France from the eighteenth century to the present day. At its heart are the dramatic and violent events associated with the French Revolution of 1789 and the birth of the First Republic in 1792. For the next two centuries writers in France struggled to make sense of these and subsequent events in French revolutionary history, producing a rich and perceptive analysis of the nature of republican government and of the concepts of liberty, equality and rights. But, as the book shows, these important debates were not l ... More

Keywords: French Revolution, republic, rights, liberty, equality, eepresentation, sovereignty, commerce, terror, enlightenment, religion

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780198203131
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203131.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jeremy Jennings, author
Professor of Political Theory, Queen Mary University of London
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