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Title The French Revolution and human rights : a brief documentary history / edited, translated, and with an introduction by Lynn Hunt.
Published Boston : Bedford Books of St. Martin's Press, c1996.
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 Floor2  DC158.8 .F6895 1996    IN LIBRARY
Description x, 150 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Series Bedford series in history and culture
Bedford series in history and culture.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 146-147) and index.
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.
Summary 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 the controversies over citizenship and rights current in Enlightenment and Revolutionary France. Headnotes for the documents, a chronology, a bibliography, engravings from the period, and questions to consider are also included.
Subject Politics and culture -- France -- History -- 18th century -- Sources.
Human rights -- France -- History -- Revolution, 1789-1794 -- Sources.
France -- History -- Revolution, 1789-1799 -- Social aspects -- Sources.
Related Names Hunt, Lynn, 1945-
ISBN 9780312108021 (pbk.)
0312108028 (pbk.)
OCLC number 34725744