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“He who wielded Medusa’s head on his shield”: A Danish Historic-Poetic Perspective on the French Revolution

This piece is a part of our ongoing series, entitle “Rethinking the Revolutionary Canon.”  By Kasper Rathjen In  1838, the Danish pastor and poet Nikolaj Frederik Severin Grundtvig (1783-1872) gave his lecture, “Mands...
From: Age of Revolutions on 5 Oct 2020

Hobsbawm on Nationalism and Revolution

This piece is a part of our ongoing series, entitle “Rethinking the Revolutionary Canon.”  By Iker Itoiz Ciáurriz At the time of his death in 2012, Marxist historian Eric Hobsbawm was the most recognized British historian...
From: Age of Revolutions on 21 Sep 2020

Andrew Dickson White and America’s Unfinished (French) Revolution

This piece is a part of our ongoing series, entitle “Rethinking the Revolutionary Canon.”  By Gregory S. Brown “Laissons au grands écrivains le récit dramatiques des choses …nous cherchons dans la Révolution...
From: Age of Revolutions on 14 Sep 2020

How Not to Read Bernard Bailyn: The Current Conservative Appropriation of a Monumental Historian Gets Him Wrong

By Asheesh Kapur Siddique The passing of intellectual giants inevitably prompts a collective stocktaking of their influence and importance – but such assessments also act as occasions to weaponize them in the service of current culture wars, especially...
From: Age of Revolutions on 18 Aug 2020

The (Failed) French Revolution against Medical Expertise and Foucault’s Philosophy of History

This piece is a part of our ongoing series, entitle “Rethinking the Revolutionary Canon.”  By Blake Smith Capitalist democracy has a problem with public health. The premises of political and economic liberalism, which organize society...
From: Age of Revolutions on 8 Jun 2020

‘Revolutions So Remote’: Revolutionary Thinking and Archaeological Inquiry

This piece is a part of our ongoing series, entitle “Rethinking the Revolutionary Canon.”  By Catherine J. Frieman The Marxist archaeologist V. Gordon Childe was among the highest profile archaeologists of the twentieth century. In the...
From: Age of Revolutions on 1 Jun 2020

Making The Black Jacobins

This piece is a part of our ongoing series, entitled “Rethinking the Revolutionary Canon.”  By Rachel Douglas The Black Jacobins (1938) by Caribbean Marxist intellectual C. L. R. James is one of the great works of the 20th century. This...
From: Age of Revolutions on 25 May 2020

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