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Routledge Library Editions: Revolution


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This collection gathers together 31 previously out-of-print titles focusing on revolution – the political, economic, military and social aspects of the overthrow of state power. Ranging from nineteenth-century France to late-twentieth-century Caribbean, these books analyse the forms of revolt and the aftermaths of revolution, examining the types of government that result and the reactions of international opinion.

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Profit and Poverty in Rural Vietnam Winners and Losers of a Dismantled Revolution

Profit and Poverty in Rural Vietnam: Winners and Losers of a Dismantled Revolution

1st Edition

By Rita Liljeström, Eva Lindskog, Nguyen Van Ang, Vuong Xuan Tinh
February 07, 2022

This book, first published in 1998, studies the social impact of Doi Moi, a policy of economic renovation, on the living conditions in state forest enterprises and agricultural cooperatives in northern Vietnam. It compares the authors’ findings with those of 1987, before the formal adoption of the ...

Revolution and Reaction 1848 and the Second French Republic

Revolution and Reaction: 1848 and the Second French Republic

1st Edition

Edited By Roger Price
February 07, 2022

This book, first published in 1975, examines the events of the French Second Republic, the themes of protest and repression in particular. It analyses how popular discontent is mobilised and becomes political protest and revolution, and how the machinery of government operates in a crisis situation....

Revolutionary Afghanistan A Reappraisal

Revolutionary Afghanistan: A Reappraisal

1st Edition

By Beverley Male
February 07, 2022

This book, first published in 1982, examines the reality of the so-called revolution in Afghanistan. It focuses on the career of Hafizullah Amin, considered in the West as a near-genocidal mass murderer, intent on establishing a personal fiefdom in Afghanistan. However, this book argues that he was...

Seven Women Against the World

Seven Women Against the World

1st Edition

By Margaret Goldsmith
February 07, 2022

This book, first published in 1935, examines the lives of seven revolutionary women: Charlotte Corday, Théroigne de Méricourt, Flora Tristan, Louise Michel, Vera Figner, Emma Goldman and Rosa Luxemburg. The revolutionary impulses of these remarkable women emerge as the natural result of the ...

Studies in Revolution

Studies in Revolution

1st Edition

By Edward Hallett Carr
February 07, 2022

This book, first published in 1962, is a collection of essays on the ideological origins of the European revolutionary movement. The first essay in the collection is devoted to Saint-Simon who, though not a revolutionary in the ordinary sense, was the begetter of the many ideas which became ...

The Body and the French Revolution Sex, Class and Political Culture

The Body and the French Revolution: Sex, Class and Political Culture

1st Edition

By Dorinda Outram
February 07, 2022

This book, first published in 1989, is an analysis of what changed in 1789 with the French Revolution and what contemporary life owes to the event. It was not simply a series of events with worldwide repercussions, but also represented the foundation of the middle-class domination of social, ...

The Challenge Road Women and the Eritrean Revolution

The Challenge Road: Women and the Eritrean Revolution

1st Edition

By Amrit Wilson
February 07, 2022

This book, first published in 1991, analyses the role of women in the Eritrean struggle for independence. Emerging from a semi-feudal world, these women – peasants and pastoralists, student activists and workers from the cities – participated fully in the Eritrean revolution. They have organized ...

The Cuban Revolution and Latin America

The Cuban Revolution and Latin America

1st Edition

By Boris Goldenberg
February 07, 2022

This book, first published in 1965, is a scrupulously fair study of the origins and evolution of Castroism and an assessment of the impact of the Cuban revolution and of Castro’s subsequent domestic and foreign policies on the rest of Latin America. In this analysis it takes into account the great ...

The Cyprus Revolt An Account of the Struggle for Union with Greece

The Cyprus Revolt: An Account of the Struggle for Union with Greece

1st Edition

By Nancy Crawshaw
February 07, 2022

This book, first published in 1978, examines the local and international aspects of the struggle for Greek union with Cyprus – Enosis. The revolt against the British colonial power was a struggle in which guerrilla warfare, political action and international diplomacy were integrated to bring about...

The International Crisis in the Caribbean

The International Crisis in the Caribbean

1st Edition

By Anthony Payne
February 07, 2022

This book, first published in 1984, presents a comprehensive survey of the forces of change that operate in the Caribbean, an area of political instability at the time. It examines the internal politics of the different countries and considers the roles of the United States, Cuba, the European and ...

The Pattern of Communist Revolution An Historical Analysis

The Pattern of Communist Revolution: An Historical Analysis

1st Edition

By Hugh Seton-Watson
February 07, 2022

This book, first published in 1960, analyses Communism as an aggressive and revolutionary movement. It examines the factors which produce a successful Communist revolution, and which elements the Communists themselves contribute to the revolution. It also looks at the post-Stalin changes to Soviet ...

The People's Republics of Eastern Europe

The People's Republics of Eastern Europe

1st Edition

By Jürgen Tampke
February 07, 2022

This book, first published in 1983, goes beyond the ‘black and white’ literature of many East–West observers to offer a more nuanced assessment of the achievements of the Eastern bloc countries of the early 1980s. It covers the emergence of ‘Eastern Europe’ from revolution and war, the politics and...

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