HIST 6655

HIST 6655

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For more than two centuries, revolutions have marked the rhythm of modernity.  In 1780, the original meaning of revolution - an astronomical rotation - was transformed in order to apprehend a social and political overthrow.  This course will investigate the multiple uses of this crucial concept of political theory, from the revolutionary canon (Blanqui, Marx, Fanon...) to the classics of conservatism (Maistre, Cortés, Schmitt...), which depict contemporary history as a conflict between revolutions and counter-revolutions, socialist and fascist revolutions.  We will explore the connections between history and theory, and stress the global dimension of revolutions, forged by a permanent transfer of ideas and people from one continent to another.

When Offered Spring.

Comments Conducted in English.

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  • 17620HIST 6655  LEC 001