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A Concise History of Revolution

A Concise History of Revolution

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  • Publication planned for: September 2019
  • availability: Not yet published - available from September 2019
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781108485951

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  • Presenting a new framework for the study of revolutions, this innovative exploration of French, Russian, Chinese, Vietnamese, Cuban, Iranian, South African, and more recent Arab revolutions, provides a theoretically grounded and empirically comprehensive demonstration of how revolutions mean more than mere state collapse and rebuilding. Through the examination of multiple historical case studies, and use of extensive historical examples to explore a range of revolutions, Mehran Kamrava reveals the range and depth of human emotion and motivations that are so prevalent and consequential in revolutions, from personal commitment to sacrifice, determination, leadership ability, charisma, opportunism, and avarice.

    • An innovative and comprehensive study of the French, Russian, Chinese, Vietnamese, Cuban, Iranian, South African and recent 2011 Arab revolutions
    • Presents a new, multidisciplinary framework for the study of the history of revolutions
    • Provides an accessible, jargon-free examination of the social and political conditions that lead to revolutions, as well as those that follow revolutions
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    • Publication planned for: September 2019
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781108485951
    • dimensions: 228 x 152 mm
    • availability: Not yet published - available from September 2019
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. From rebellion to revolution
    3. Social movements and revolution
    4. Revolutionary states
    5. Revolutionary polities
    6. Conclusion
    Chronology of revolutions.

  • Author

    Mehran Kamrava, Georgetown University, Qatar
    Mehran Kamrava is Professor and Director of the Center for International and Regional Studies at Georgetown University, Qatar. He is the author of numerous journal articles and books, including The Modern Middle East: A Political History since the First World War (3rd edition, 2013), Qatar: Small State, Big Politics (2013), The Impossibility of Palestine: History, Geography, and the Road Ahead (2016), Troubled Waters: Insecurity in the Persian Gulf (2018) and Inside the Arab State (2018).

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