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Rebellions and Revolutions

Rebellions and Revolutions

China from the 1800s to 2000

  • Author: Jack Gray
  • Publisher: Short Oxford History of the Modern World
  • ISBN: 0198700695
  • Category: History
  • Page: 493
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Series: Short Oxford History of the Modern World* Focuses on China's problems of development--the decay and collapse of the Chinese Empire, its failure to recover in the first half of the twentieth century, and its rapid emergence in world affairs since the Communist Party Revolution of 1949* Draws from recently opened archival research to examine economic growth, update Chinese foreign policy, and to offer a revised account of the Tiananmen Incident

Rebellions and Revolutions

Rebellions and Revolutions

China from the 1800s to the 1980s

  • Author: Jack Gray
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 9780198215769
  • Category: China
  • Page: 456
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An accessible analysis of China from the 1800s to the present day, focusing on its problems of development, and including the recent events in Tiananmen Square. The author addresses crucial questions about the collapse of Imperial China and the emergence of the Chinese Communist Party.

Revolution and Rebellion in the Early Modern World

Revolution and Rebellion in the Early Modern World

  • Author: Jack A. Goldstone
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 9780520913752
  • Category: History
  • Page: 600
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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.

Riot, Rebellion, and Revolution

Riot, Rebellion, and Revolution

Rural Social Conflict in Mexico

  • Author: Friedrich Katz
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • ISBN: 1400860121
  • Category: History
  • Page: 606
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Since the Mexican Revolution of 1910-1920, Mexico's rebellious peasant has become a subject not only of history but of literature, film, and paintings. With his sombrero, his machete, and his rifle, he marches or rides through countless Hollywood or Mexican films, killing brutal overseers, hacienda owners, corrupt officials, and federal soldiers. Some of Mexico's greatest painters, such as Diego Rivera, have portrayed him as one of the motive forces of Mexican history. Was this in fact the case? Or are we dealing with a legend forged in the aftermath of the Revolution and applied to the Revolution itself and to earlier periods of Mexican history? This is one of the main questions discussed by the international group of scholars whose work is gathered in this volume. They address the subject of agrarian revolts in Mexico from the pre-Columbian period through the twentieth century. The volume offers a unique perspective not only on Mexican riots, rebellions, and revolutions through time but also on Mexican social movements in contrast to those in the rest of Latin America. The contributors to the volume are Ulises Beltran, Raymond Buve, John Coatsworth, Romana Falcon, John M. Hart, Evelyn Hu-DeHart, Friedrich Katz, William K. Meyers, Enrique Montalvo Ortega, Herbert J. Nickel, Leticia Reina, William Taylor, Hans Werner Tobler, John Tutino, Arturo Warman, and Eric Van Young. Originally published in 1988. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Rebellion Or Revolution?

Rebellion Or Revolution?

England, 1640-1660

  • Author: G. E. Aylmer
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: 274
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The period from 1640 to 1660, which includes the Civil War, the beheading of Charles I, and the reign of a republican government, is one of the most controversial and dramatic in British history. This book offers an authoritative analysis of the debate among contemporary historians on the causes, significance, and consequences of the events of that era. Aylmer argues that there was at least a partial middle-class revolution, as well as a rebellion with both aristocratic and popular elements.

From Rebellion to Revolution

From Rebellion to Revolution

Afro-American Slave Revolts in the Making of the Modern World

  • Author: Eugene D. Genovese
  • Publisher: LSU Press
  • ISBN: 9780807117682
  • Category: History
  • Page: 200
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In one of his most important books, the renowned historian Eugene D. Genovese examines slave revolts in the United States, the Caribbean, and Brazil, placing them in the context of modern world history. By studying the conditions that favored these revolts and the history of slave guerrilla warfare throughout the Western Hemisphere, he connects the ideology of the revolts to the ideology of the great revolutionary movements of the late eighteenth century. Genovese finds that the slave rebellion in Saint-Domingue, led by Toussaint L’Ouverture, constituted a turning point in the history of the slave revolts and, indeed, in the history of the human spirit. By claiming for his enslaved brothers and sisters the same right to human dignity that the French bourgeoisie claimed for itself during the French Revolution, Toussaint began the process by which slave uprisings changed from secessionist rebellions to revolutionary demands for liberty, equality, and justice.

Rebellion Or Revolution?

Rebellion Or Revolution?

  • Author: Harold Cruse
  • Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
  • ISBN: 1452914532
  • Category: History
  • Page: 272
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Originally published: New York: Morrow, 1968.

The Hasmonean Revolt

The Hasmonean Revolt

rebellion or revolution

  • Author: Steven Lee Derfler
  • Publisher: Edwin Mellen Pr
  • ISBN: 9780889462588
  • Category: History
  • Page: 115
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Presents a synthesis of theories from numerous disciplines - history, economics, sociology, and religion - regarding the Hasmonean Revolt, the liberation movement that allowed for the rebirth of a Jewish state in Judea after four centuries of foreign domination. Appendices include the Zenon Papyri, maps, and dynastic lists.

Revolution and Rebellion

Revolution and Rebellion

State and Society in England in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries

  • Author: J. C. D. Clark,Jonathan Charles Douglas Clark
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521337106
  • Category: History
  • Page: 182
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A challenge to received ideas about 'revolution in English seventeenth- and eighteenth-century history.