Fabricating History: English Writers on the French Revolution

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Barton Friedman demonstrates the ways in which English men of letters in the nineteenth century attempted to grasp the dynamics of history and to fashion order, however fragile, out of its apparent chaos. The authors he discusses--Blake, Scott, Hazlitt, Carlyle, Dickens, and Hardy--found in the French Revolution an event more compelling as a paradigm of history than their own "Glorious Revolution." To them the French Revolution seemed universally significant--a microcosm, in short. For these writers maintaining the ...

Fabricating History: English Writers on the French Revolution 2016, Princeton University Press, New Jersey

ISBN-13: 9780691635651

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Fabricating History: English Writers on the French Revolution 2014, Princeton University Press, New Jersey

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Fabricating History: English Writers on the French Revolution 1988, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ

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