Revolutions

How they changed history and what they mean today

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An essential primer on twenty-four of the most significant revolutions from the 17th century to the present day, narrated by leading historians from around the world

This book is not yet published, but will be available from October 2021.

ISBN: 9780500296349 Category:

Description

Revolutions – peaceful or violent, radical or reactionary – have shaped the political landscape of the world we live in today. But what led revolutionaries to action? What were they fighting against and what were they seeking to achieve? Each revolution is a product of its time, its society, its people – and the outcomes vary dramatically, from liberal reform to brutal dictatorship.

This is an essential primer on twenty-four of the most significant revolutions in modern history, from England’s Glorious Revolution of 1688 to the Arab Spring. It is narrated by contributors from around the world, each bringing their unique perspective and reflecting on the changing, sometimes contested, meaning of each revolution in its country of origin and how national identity can be shaped by memories of dissent. Whether as inspiration or warning, the legacies of these revolutions are not only important to those interested in protest, political change and the power of the people, but also impact on virtually every one of us today.

With 24 illustrations

Additional information

Weight 300 g
Dimensions 12.9 x 19.8 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 7 October 2021
Number of pages 368
Format Paperback / softback
Dimensions 12.9 x 19.8 cm
Weight 300 g

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Peter Furtado is the former editor of History Today. His publications include the Sunday Times bestselling Histories of Nations and Great Cities Through Travellers' Eyes, both published by Thames & Hudson.