Ralph Greenlaw, ed. The Social Origins of the French Revolution.

Biblioteca / 1970-1979

Ralph Greenlaw, ed. The Social Origins of the French Revolution: The Debate on the Role of the Middle Classes.

Lexington, Mass.: Heath, 1975.

CONTENTS

Introduction

I – THE ESTABLISHED OR ORTHODOX VIEWPOINT

The outbreak of the French revolution / George E. Rudé

The social and economic character of the French revolution: its relevance in the modern world / Albert Soboul

The French revolution – A bourgeois revolution / Claude Mazauric

II – A FRENCH CRITIC OF THE ORTHODOX VIEWPOINT

The catechism of the French revolution / Francois Furet

III – OTHER CRITICS OF ORTHODOXY AND SOME RESPONDENTS

The social interpretation of the French revolution / Alfred Cobban

An orthodox critique of Cobban’s social interpretation / Jacques Godechot

A Marxist critique of Cobban’s social interpretation / Claude Mazauric

A reply to the orthodox critique / Alfred Cobban

Capitalism and the origins of the French revolution / George V. Taylor

«Straight history» and «history in depth»: the experience of writers on eighteenth-century France / Betty Behrens

IV – WHO INTERVENED IN 1788? A CASE STUDY IN THE ORIGINS OF THE FRENCH REVOLUCTION

Who intervened in 1788? / Elizabeth Eisenstein

Who intervened in 1788? – Some facts / Jean Egret

Class in the French revolution: a discussion / Jaffry Kaplow, Gilbert Shapiro, Elizabeth Eisenstein

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