Revolution in Europe
An analysis of social and political revolution in Europe in the nineteenth century, based on D. Mason's book "Revolutionary Europe 1789-1989-Liberty, Equality, Solidarity."
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This paper discusses the development of a number of social and political movements based around certain ideas about human behavior and society and the relationship between the two, during the nineteenth century in Europe. The paper focuses its analysis on the genesis, development and progress of these movements in the nineteenth century and how they are described by D. Mason in his book "Revolutionary Europe 1789-1989-Liberty, Equality, Solidarity."
From the Paper:"Wollstonecraft was dedicated to the primacy of reason, and it was her belief in reason that permitted her to conceive a world in which women might be seen by the world in a new way, a way that undid the violence of social norms requiring a simple, seemingly serene appearance in women, whose lives were thus molded to fit the dictates of masculine power in society. She also had a freed sensibility that brought her closer to an understanding of the true self. Wollstonecraft's language has a deliberate biblical undertone that is all part of her attempt to restore to women the human right of self-respect. Women resort to artifice in order to place the world, though such assumed feelings are awkward when compared to real feelings. She pleads for women to be seen as they really are. Her view is directly opposite that of Rousseau, though she begins with the same question, noting first that "either nature has made a great difference between man and man, or that the civilization which has hitherto taken place in the world has been very partial" (Wollstonecraft, 1975, p. 7)."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Anderson, B. (1991). Imagined Communities. New York: Verso.
- Malthus, T.R. (1995). On the Principle of Population. In Sources of the Western Tradition, M. Perry, J.R. Peden, & T.H. Von Laue (eds.), 121-124. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1995.
- Marx, K. & Engels, F. (1992). The Communist Manifesto. New York: Bantam.
- Mason, D.S. (2005). Revolutionary Europe 1789-1989-Liberty, Equality, Solidarity. New York: Rowman and Littlefield.
- Renan, E. (1882). What is a nation? Tamilnation.org. Retreived March 17, 2007 from http://www.tamilnation.org/selfdetermination/nation/renan.htm.
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