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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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The Political Economy of Revolutionary Nicaragua

The Political Economy of Revolutionary Nicaragua

1st Edition

Edited By Rose J. Spalding
February 07, 2022

This book, first published in 1987, is a solid, analytical exploration of the complex dynamics of the revolutionary economic transformation from 1979 to 1986. This collection of eleven essays provides a clear picture of the goals, internal debates, external influences and shifting policy decisions ...

The Popular Revolutions of the Late Middle Ages

The Popular Revolutions of the Late Middle Ages

1st Edition

By Michel Mollat, Philippe Wolff
February 07, 2022

This book, first published in 1973, examines the period when wars, famines and epidemics bred widespread conflicts, culminating in the revolutionary years of 1378–82 with the Florentine ‘Ciompi’, revolts in Flanders and France and the risings among English labourers. The analysis ends with the ...

The Portuguese Armed Forces and the Revolution

The Portuguese Armed Forces and the Revolution

1st Edition

By Douglas Porch
February 07, 2022

This book, first published in 1977, traces the origins of the left-wing Portuguese army rebellion of 1974 that overthrew the 50-year-old authoritarian regime of Prime Ministers Salazar and Caetano to the traditional political independence of the armed forces, their increasingly strained relations ...

The Ruhr and Revolution The Revolutionary Movement in the Rhenish-Westphalian Industrial Region 1912–1919

The Ruhr and Revolution: The Revolutionary Movement in the Rhenish-Westphalian Industrial Region 1912–1919

1st Edition

By Jürgen Tampke
February 07, 2022

This book, first published in 1979, analyses the German November Revolution of 1919 and the years and conditions that led to it. It examines the economic, social and political background of the Ruhr up to the coal miners’ strike of 1912; how the war aggravated social hardship and rifts in the ...

Western Reports on the Taiping A Selection of Documents

Western Reports on the Taiping: A Selection of Documents

1st Edition

By Prescott Clarke, J.S. Gregory
February 07, 2022

This book, first published in 1982, collects together a wide range of Western reportage on this major revolt in nineteenth century China. The extracts are contemporary, from eyewitnesses, and come from diplomatic and missionary reports, from books, newspapers, private journals, travel accounts and ...

Hungary 1956 Revisited The Message of a Revolution – A Quarter of a Century After

Hungary 1956 Revisited: The Message of a Revolution – A Quarter of a Century After

1st Edition

By Ferenc Fehér, Agnes Heller
November 01, 2014

This book, first published in 1983, is a radical reinterpretation of the Hungarian revolution in the context of world politics and Eastern Europe as a whole. It examines the events and protagonists with a fresh eye, and relies on witnesses and participants for the rigorous documentary backing....

Revolutions and Peace Treaties 1917–1920

Revolutions and Peace Treaties 1917–1920

1st Edition

By Gerhard Schulz
February 06, 2022

This book, first published in 1972, is an analysis of popular movements, political convulsions and settlements that led to and resulted from the climax of the First World War and its aftermath. It considers the aims, achievements and failures of both the Allied and Central Powers, the major ...

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