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boundary 2 (2022) 49 (4): 33–65.
Published: 01 November 2022
... to which he plays a central role. His ideas and even his temperament seem to guide her profound praise for “the men who made the American Revolution” alongside her shock centered around Robespierre but mingled with her discussion of Rousseau and the French Revolution. This connection between Burke...
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boundary 2 (2010) 37 (2): 1–68.
Published: 01 May 2010
.... This essay elucidates Deane's shifting conceptions of Irish writing and national culture as developed from his early works such as The French Revolution and Enlightenment in England, 1789–1832 and Celtic Revivals through the initial three volumes of The Field Day Anthology of Irish Writing up to later works...
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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (4): 141–154.
Published: 01 November 2017
...David Simpson This essay argues that the recourse to terror as the defining term of the 9/11 experience is at odds with the rhetorical choices made by Edmund Burke in his writings on the French Revolution, as well as by various Cold War theorists in the 1950s. Burke regarded terror...
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boundary 2 (2018) 45 (1): 59–90.
Published: 01 February 2018
...Seamus Deane The essay tracks the history of republicanism in Ireland during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The eighteenth-century rebellion of the United Irishmen of 1798 was based on the principles of the American and French Revolutions. But after the Great Famine of 1845–47, although...
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boundary 2 (2011) 38 (3): 1–26.
Published: 01 August 2011
...Russ Castronovo How was public opinion forged in the Atlantic world during the age of the American, French, and Haitian Revolutions? This essay takes up this question by looking at the vexed role of propaganda in manufacturing democratic consent. In particular, it examines a counterfeit set...
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boundary 2 (2012) 39 (1): 113–135.
Published: 01 February 2012
... transcribed and will first be published in Arabic, to be followed by French and English translations, with the aim of recording in detail the Revolution of Dignity and Democracy as it was occurring. Pending the publication of this book, which documents the impulses, aspirations, and hopes of the youth...
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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (3): 87–113.
Published: 01 August 2021
...David Becerra Mayor; Lauren Mushro Based on the notion of événement (event), elaborated by the French philosopher Alain Badiou, this essay aims to offer a definition of the 15M movement as an event. According to Badiou, the event has the capacity to perforate established knowledge and to transform...
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boundary 2 (2004) 31 (1): 1–23.
Published: 01 February 2004
... 1. Revolutionaries Edmund Burke and Alexis de Tocqueville agreed in their analyses of some of the causes of the French Revolution, most particularly on the role of the ‘‘men of letters and the prestige and influence they gained as the tra- ditional political elites lost power. This new...
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boundary 2 (2020) 47 (2): 91–118.
Published: 01 May 2020
... : Monthly Review Press . Vastey Pompee-Valentin . 1823 . An Essay on the Causes of the Revolution and Civil Wars of Hayti, Being a Sequel to the Remarks upon Certain French Publications and Journals Concerning Hayti . Translated by Exeter W. H. Exeter M. B. . n.p. : Western Luminary...
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boundary 2 (2010) 37 (3): 179–205.
Published: 01 August 2010
... of sovereign rights. Foucault characterized the French Revolution as the historical moment in which this generalized transformation of sovereign power took place. But unlike James, he did not explain the roles that the slave planta- tion and the coloniality of power played in accomplishing...
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boundary 2 (2007) 34 (3): 121–141.
Published: 01 August 2007
... treatment of the French Revolution, like Christopher Hill’s account of the English Civil War, was never universally accepted but defined the framework for debate among a generation of his- torians ranging from Albert Soboul and Alfred Cobban to Lawrence Stone and Conrad Russell.13 The other...
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boundary 2 (2022) 49 (2): 193–211.
Published: 01 May 2022
..., and to that degree invigoratingly autonomous. The tale of revolution, of modern politics as revolution, is a tale of three cities. In the beginning was Paris, cradle of the French Revolution, during which self-proclaimed citizens ceased being subjects and carved a nation from what had long been a kingdom...
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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (4): 195–196.
Published: 01 November 2017
... of history at Boston College. His book From Revolution to Ethics: May 1968 and Contemporary French Thought won the 2008 Morris D. Forkosch book prize from the Journal of the History of Ideas. He is currently working on the conceptual history of terror and ter- rorism since the French Revolution...
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boundary 2 (2006) 33 (3): 135–139.
Published: 01 August 2006
.... Trotsky objects on historical grounds: the Reformation succeeded because it unleashed terror against its opponents. Cromwell used terror to advance his cause, and Robespierre used it to insure the triumph of the French Revolution, he Interventions / Godzich / Fear without...
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boundary 2 (2002) 29 (1): 125–151.
Published: 01 February 2002
...–62, 790–94. 30. Jacques Barzun, The French Race: Theories of Its Origins and Their Social and Politi- cal Implications Prior to the Revolution (New York: Columbia University Press, 1932), 244. 142 boundary 2 / Spring 2002 Gabriel Bonnet de Mably and Jean-Paul Marat are among Foucault’s ex...
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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (1): 27–46.
Published: 01 February 2009
... of rupture embodied in a political event (e.g., the French Revolution) but nevertheless incorporating some of the novelties it carries within a narrative where radi- cal subjectivity and collective action are simply hysterical and catastrophic gestures which, at best, give rise to changes...
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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (3): 73–97.
Published: 01 August 2017
... of Happiness: The Social Development of Early Modern British Colonies and the Formation of American Culture . Chapel Hill, NC : University of North Carolina Press . Grenby M. O. 2006 . “Writing Revolution: British Literature and the French Revolution Crisis, a Review of Recent Scholarship...
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boundary 2 (2003) 30 (1): 131–142.
Published: 01 February 2003
..., that the great French revolutionaries ‘‘Desmoulins, Danton, Robespierre, Saint-Just, Napoleon, the heroes as well as the parties and the masses of the old French Revolution, per- formed their task in Roman costume and with Roman...
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boundary 2 (2004) 31 (1): 25–47.
Published: 01 February 2004
... of a multivolume exposé by the former Jesuit Royalist, the Abbé Barruel, outlining the Masons’/Illuminati’s clandestine role in fomenting the French Revolution—and, more to the point, in spreading the French disease through Irish carriers on a world scale:29 As the plague flies on the wings of the wind...
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boundary 2 (2014) 41 (2): 29–33.
Published: 01 May 2014
... had been part of my literary and political imagination since his days as the Black Pimpernel who, time and again, made a fool of the pursuing apartheid police. A Makerere student at the time, I had just read Orczy’s novel The Scarlet Pimpernel, set during the French Revolution, and it was easy...