Uprising by Mark Almond

Uprising by Mark Almond

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Covering ideological and popular revolutions, coups d'etat and national revolts, this history of social upheavals and power shifts around the world ranges from 17th century England and the American and French revolutions, to uprisings in Cuba, Chile, Greece, South Africa and Afghanistan.

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Coups and Uprisings that Changed History; Revolutions have been called the motors of history. They have overthrown centuries-old regimes and empires, brought new and powerful ideas into the forefront of politics, created new nations and allowed ordinary people to step onto history's stage. Almond's thematic approach draws together the common strands linking these events, exploring within a single volume the events of five centuries worldwide. Thematically divided into four sections - ideological, popular, coups d'etat and national revolts - Revolution! unites events from disparate eras and locations. Ideological uprisings include the American and French revolutions, powered by the ideal of representation. Popular upheavals are those like the Cuban revolution, generated by people's mass discontent. Others are characterized by the rapid seizure of power, some swiftly successful as in Allende's Chile. The final thematic section tackles the national revolts that inspired the 19th-century uprisings in Greece and the Hapsburg Empire, and the final overthrow of South African apartheid.Written in a stimulating and accessible style, this thematic approach allows important examples of worldwide revolutions to be brought together, enabling the reader to make connections between revolutionary activity in different historical periods and geographical areas.

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SKU GOR003257416
Title Uprising
Author By (author) Mark Almond
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Octopus Publishing Group
Year Published 2002
Number of Pages 184
ISBN 10 1840004428
ISBN 13 9781840004427
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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Coups and Uprisings that Changed History; Revolutions have been called the motors of history. They have overthrown centuries-old regimes and empires, brought new and powerful ideas into the forefront of politics, created new nations and allowed ordinary people to step onto history's stage. Almond's thematic approach draws together the common strands linking these events, exploring within a single volume the events of five centuries worldwide. Thematically divided into four sections - ideological, popular, coups d'etat and national revolts - Revolution! unites events from disparate eras and locations. Ideological uprisings include the American and French revolutions, powered by the ideal of representation. Popular upheavals are those like the Cuban revolution, generated by people's mass discontent. Others are characterized by the rapid seizure of power, some swiftly successful as in Allende's Chile. The final thematic section tackles the national revolts that inspired the 19th-century uprisings in Greece and the Hapsburg Empire, and the final overthrow of South African apartheid.Written in a stimulating and accessible style, this thematic approach allows important examples of worldwide revolutions to be brought together, enabling the reader to make connections between revolutionary activity in different historical periods and geographical areas.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR003257416
Title Uprising
Author By (author) Mark Almond
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Octopus Publishing Group
Year Published 2002
Number of Pages 184
ISBN 10 1840004428
ISBN 13 9781840004427
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Ex Library No