Thursday, April 11, 2013

Prochasson Biography of Furet

Historian Christophe Prochasson has published a biography of the father of the revisionist school of the history of the French Revolution, François Furet. This promises to be a very interesting book, and I have ordered a copy. Furet was the son of a banker who became a Communist before turning against the very idea of revolutionary change. His work had a profound impact on the writing of history in France and, to a lesser extent, in the United States.

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