The Routledge Companion to the French Revolution in World History engages with some of the most recent trends in French revolutionary scholarship by considering the Revolution in its global context. Across seventeen chapters an international team of contributors examine the impact of the Revolution not only on its European neighbours but on Latin America, North America and Africa, assess how far events there impacted on the Revolution in France, and suggest something of the Revolution’s enduring legacy in the modern world.
The Companion views the French Revolution through a deliberately wide lens. The first section deals with its global repercussions from the Mediterranean to the Caribbean and includes a discussion of major insurrections such as those in Haiti and Venezuela. Three chapters then dissect the often complex and entangled relations with other revolutionary movements, in seventeenth-century Britain, the American colonies and Meiji Japan. The focus then switches to international involvement in the events of 1789 and the circulation of ideas, people, goods and capital. In a final section contributors throw light on how the Revolution was and is still remembered across the globe, with chapters on Russia, China and Australasia. An introduction by the editors places the Revolution in its political, historical and historiographical context.
The Routledge Companion to the French Revolution in World History is a timely and important contribution to scholarship of the French Revolution.
Table of Contents
List of Contributors Introduction Alan Forrest and Matthias Middell Section I: Global Repercussions of the French Revolution 1. The French Revolution in the global world of the eighteenth century Matthias Middell 2. Federating Europe? Sister Republics under the Directory Pierre Serna 3. Revolution in France, Revolutions in the Caribbean Frédéric Régent 4. Miranda and revolutionary thought in Latin America Michael Zeuske 5. The French Revolution and the Mediterranean Rachida Tlili 6. The French Revolution and the Islamic World
Ian Coller Section II: Topics of a Transnational History of the French Revolution: Comparisons 7. Cross-Channel Entanglements: 1689-1789 Robert Griffiths 8. Atlantic Entanglements: Comparing the French and American Revolutions David Andress 9. Meiji Regeneration of Japan: an Alternative Model of Revolution? Hiroshi Mitani Section III. Topics of a Transnational History of the French Revolution: Entanglements 10. War and Cultural Exchange in Europe Alan Forrest 11. Napoleonic Europe and the Legacy of the French Revolution Annie Jourdan 12. Irish Revolutionaries and the French Revolution Ultán Gillen 13. British Radicals and the Image of Revolutionary France Pascal Dupuy Section IV: Traditions of Seeing and Interpreting the French Revolution 14. The French Revolution seen from the Terres Australes
Peter McPhee 15. The Evolution of the Russian Discourse on the French Revolution Alexander Tchoudinov 16. French Revolutionary Violence: a Talisman for the Chinese Communist Party? Gao Yi