Noel Parker is Senior Lecturer in European Politics, in the Department of Linguistic and International Studies at the University of Surrey.
Acknowledgements. ntroduction: Meanings of Revolution in Time and Space. Part I: How Revolutions Happen:. 1. Revolutions in Past History. 2. Why Revolutions have Occurred. 3. The Trend in Revolutions. 4. Revolutions and Modernity in the Twentieth Century. Part II: Why Revolutions Matter: . 5. Revolutions and Historical Change: the 'Revolutionary Narrative'. 6. The Revolutionary Narrative in History. 7. The Revolutionary Narrative at the End of the Twentieth Century. Appendix: Revolutions and the Understanding of History. Notes. References. Index.