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The French Revolution and human rights : a brief documentary history

Author: Lynn Hunt
Publisher: Boston : Bedford Books of St. Martin's Press, ©1996.
Series: Bedford series in history and culture.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This brief documentary history explores the issue of rights and citizenship that dominated Revolutionary France and helped define modern notions of civil rights. The rich selection of 38 primary documents - many never before published in English allows students to read and analyze, firsthand, the intense debates and subsequent legislation engendered by the French Revolution. An extensive introductory essay discusses  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Sources
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lynn Hunt
ISBN: 0312122497 9780312122492 0312108028 9780312108021
OCLC Number: 34725744
Description: x, 150 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Contents: The revolutionary origins of human rights --
The documents --
Defining rights before 1789 --
The declaration of the rights of man and citizen, 1789 --
Debates over citizenship and rights during the revolution.
Series Title: Bedford series in history and culture.
Responsibility: edited, translated, and with an introduction by Lynn Hunt.
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