An engaging range of period texts and theme books for AS and A Level history. Allan Todd provides a lucid exploration of the main features of revolutions: the economic, social, political and ideological developments prior to revolution, and the roles and actions of crowds, parties, women and counter-revolutionaries. Particular attention is paid to the French Revolution of 1789, the 1848 Revolutions, the 1871 Paris Commune and the Russian Revolution of 1917. Revolutions contains a selection of primary and secondary sources.
1.What is revolution?; 2. The old order undermined: social and economic developments; 3. Political crises and revolution; 4. The role of ideology; 5. Crowds parties and leaders; 6. Barricades and blood: violence in revolutions; 7. Internationalism: revolution across borders; 8. Revolutionary women; 9. Reaction and counter-revolution; 10. Revolutionary continuity: victory and defeat.