Category Archives: French Revolution and Napoleon

Robert Darnton Comments on Egyptian Revolution

French historian Robert Darnton recently commented on the ongoing Egyptian Revolution.  Historians of the Ancien Régime and the French Revolution, including David Bell and James Collins, have been actively considering various comparisons between the French Revolution of 1789-1794 and the … Continue reading

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French Historian’s Blog

Jim Collins, a friend and French historian colleague who is Professor of History at Georgetown University, now has an active blog on French history and comparative revolutions. Current posts are focused on the ongoing demonstrations and revolutions in the Arab … Continue reading

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So you say you want a revolution?

“To those who would change the world, the [French] Revolution still offers a script continuously elaborated and extended—in parliaments and prisons; in newspapers and manifestoes; in revolutions and repressions; in families, armies, and encounter groups. … To those who would … Continue reading

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Declaring Rights

Some thoughts on human rights and political rights as I prepare for my HIST 423 French Revolution and Napoleon discussions this week on the constitutional guarantees debated and passed by the National Assembly in August and September 1789…. Consider the … Continue reading

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French and Egyptian Revolutions

French historian David A. Bell examines the Egyptian Revolution through the history of the French Revolution. Read the article on Foreign Policy

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