Revolutionary Moments: Reading Revolutionary Texts.
Revolutionary Moments: Reading Revolutionary Texts
Edited by Rachel Hammersley
Textual Moments in the History of Political Thought
Hammersley emphasizes the importance of properly understanding the theory and practice of revolutions, particularly in light of the recent resurgence of revolutionary activity. Her approach to the subject highlights contextual nuances and differences and similarities as well as connections between different revolutions and revolutionaries. International contributors focus on key texts rather than narrative accounts of particular revolutions; they each present an excerpt from an important revolutionary text and offer a fresh interpretation of the text and the ideas of the author(s). Twenty-one chapters range chronologically from 1647 to 1974, and geographically from England to China. Texts include The Commonwealth of Oceans, the Declaration of Independence, the Federalist Papers, PaineAEs Rights of Man; MarxAEs and EngelsAE The Communist Manifesto, and Deng XiaopingAEs speech at the UN in 1974. ([umlaut] Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR)