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ebooks by Jack Goldstone
Revolution and Rebellion in the Early Modern World by
Call Number: ebook
Publication Date: 1993-03-04
What can the great crises of the past teach us about contemporary revolutions? Arguing from an exciting and original perspective, Goldstone suggests that great revolutions were the product of 'ecological crises' that occurred when inflexible political, economic, and social institutions were overwhelmed by the cumulative pressure of population growth on limited available resources. Moreover, he contends that the causes of the great revolutions of Europe--the English and French revolutions--were similar to those of the great rebellions of Asia, which shattered dynasties in Ottoman Turkey, China, and Japan. The author observes that revolutions and rebellions have more often produced a crushing state orthodoxy than liberal institutions, leading to the conclusion that perhaps it is vain to expect revolution to bring democracy and economic progress. Instead, contends Goldstone, the path to these goals must begin with respect for individual liberty rather than authoritarian movements of 'national liberation.' Arguing that the threat of revolution is still with us, Goldstone urges us to heed the lessons of the past. He sees in the United States a repetition of the behavior patterns that have led to internal decay and international decline in the past, a situation calling for new leadership and careful attention to the balance between our consumption and our resources. Meticulously researched, forcefully argued, and strikingly original, Revolutions and Rebellions in the Early Modern World is a tour de force by a brilliant young scholar. It is a book that will surely engender much discussion and debate.
Who's Who in Political Revolutions by
Call Number: ebook
Publication Date: 1999-01-01
Who's Who in Political Revolutions is a brilliant new collection of accessible, illustrated profiles of more than 70 individuals from every corner of the world who through their actions, writings, and ideals shaped the course of history in revolutionary ways in the last 200 years. Who's Who in Political Revolutions is a perfect complement to the Encyclopedia of Political Revolutions as a reference for your library's circulating collection. Students and interested lay readers will find it valuable because it is: -- Accessible -- Lively writing plus a minimum of jargon and esoteric concepts allow the profile of each revolutionary leader to take shape and dimension. -- Authoritative -- Profiles and supporting essays are based on the acclaimed Encyclopedia of Political Revolutions, published by CQ under the editorial direction of the scholars in the field throughout the world and Professor Jack Goldstone, one of the leading experts on revolutions and revolutionaries. -- Abundantly Illustrated -- Nearly every profile includes a compelling picture of the revolutionary leader.
The Encyclopedia of Political Revolutions by
Call Number: ebook
Publication Date: 2015-04-29
The Encyclopedia of Political Revolutions is an important reference work that describes revolutionary events that have affected and often changed the course of history. Suitable for students and interested lay readers yet authoritative enough for scholars, its 200 articles by leading scholars from around the world provide quick answers to specific questions as well as in-depth treatment of events and trends accompanying revolutions. Includes descriptions of specific revolutions, important revolutionary figures, and major revolutionary themes such as communism and socialism, ideology, and nationalism. Illustrative material consists of photographs, detailed maps, and a timeline of revolutions.