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Reform, rebellion, civil war, coup d'etat and revolution

By George Lawson


This groundbreaking three-volume encyclopedia is the first to focus exclusively on the revolutionary movements that have changed the course of history from the American and French Revolutions to the present. Almost no corner of the earth has been untouched by revolution in the last 250 years. Fueled by popular uprisings or military coups, restoring order or unleashing chaos, wrenching a nation into freedom or plunging it into tyranny, revolutions turn the page of history, making the past prologue and the future a blank state. ABC-CLIO is proud to present an encyclopedia that reaches around the globe to explore the most momentous and impactful political revolutions of the last two-and-a-half centuries, exploring their origins, courses, consequences, and influences on subsequent individuals and groups seeking to change their own governments and societies. In three volumes, "Revolutionary Movements in World History" covers approximately 80 revolutions, from the American and French uprisings of the late 18th century to the rise of communism, Nazism, and Fascism; from Ho Chi Minh and Fidel Castro to the Ayatollah, the Taliban, and the fall of the Berlin wall. Written by leading experts from a number of nations, this insightful, cutting-edge work combines detailed portrayals of specific revolutions with essays on important overarching themes. Full of revealing insights, compelling personalities, and some of the most remarkable moments in the world's human drama, "Revolutionary Movements in World History" offers a new way of looking at how societies reinvent themselves

Topics: JC Political theory, D History (General), HM Sociology
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
Year: 2006
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Provided by: LSE Research Online
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