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Paradigm for Revolution? : the Paris commune, 1871-1971

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In March 1871, in the aftermath of France's humiliating defeat in the Franco-Prussian War, the workers, radicals, and 'little people' of Paris rose in revolt. The rebels saw themselves as heirs to a great French revolutionary and Parisian tradition, carriers of the demand for popular initiative and popular participation. They were republican, anti-clerical, and, to a large extent, socialist. The Commune of Paris which they proclaimed on 26 March 1871 was dedicated to these principles and...[Show more]

dc.contributor.editorKamenka, Eugene
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-18T06:17:55Z
dc.date.available2017-04-18T06:17:55Z
dc.identifier.otherb1089256
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/115074
dc.description.abstractIn March 1871, in the aftermath of France's humiliating defeat in the Franco-Prussian War, the workers, radicals, and 'little people' of Paris rose in revolt. The rebels saw themselves as heirs to a great French revolutionary and Parisian tradition, carriers of the demand for popular initiative and popular participation. They were republican, anti-clerical, and, to a large extent, socialist. The Commune of Paris which they proclaimed on 26 March 1871 was dedicated to these principles and beliefs. It has been seen, by some, as the paradigm for the dictatorship of the proletariat and the coming socialist regeneration of mankind. One hundred years after these events, a series of lectures was organised at the Australian National University to consider the meaning of the Paris Commune and its relevance for modern revolutionary theories and hopes. The lectures have been collected here, together with a detailed chronology of the events of the Commune. The collection is of vital interest to students of history and of revolutions, for, in recounting the events of the Paris Commune, it endeavours to assess its significance in world history. It seeks to determine whether the Commune was a unique event in the history of France - or Paris - or a symbolic rehearsal for a future social revolution.
dc.format.extent102 pages
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherAustralian National University Press
dc.rightsAuthor/s retain copyright
dc.subject.lcshRevolutions
dc.subject.lcshParis (France) History Commune, 1871
dc.titleParadigm for Revolution? : the Paris commune, 1871-1971
dc.typeBook
dc.date.issued1972
local.publisher.urlhttp://press.anu.edu.au/
local.type.statusPublished Version
dc.date.updated2017-04-18T06:17:55Z
local.bibliographicCitation.placeofpublicationCanberra, ACT, Australia
dcterms.accessRightsOpen Access
dc.provenanceThis republication is part of the digitisation project being carried out by Scholarly Information Services/Library and ANU Press under the provisions of Section 200AB of the Copyright Act, 1968 - http://www6.austlii.edu.au/cgi-bin/viewdoc/au/legis/cth/consol_act/ca1968133/s200ab.html
CollectionsANU Press (1965-Present)

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