A Revolution in Language: The Problem of Signs in Late Eighteenth-Century France

Sophia Rosenfeld (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$35.00
Publisher
Stanford University Press
Publish Date
January 15, 2004
Pages
424
Dimensions
6.1 X 8.98 X 0.94 inches | 0.01 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780804749312

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About the Author

Sophia Rosenfeld is Associate Professor of History at the University of Virginia

Reviews

"Sopia Rosenfeld's intriguing study deals with a chapter in the intellectual history of the Old Regime and the Revolution of 1789, the puzzle of language. . . . A very fine piece of historical scholarship. . . . This really is a must-read for any serious student of the French Revolution."--History: Reviews of New Books
"Until Rosenfeld's book, no one has attempted to explain in any convincing manner why the meanings and usage of words were so central to revolutionary political culture. . . . [A] well-researched and creatively argued book for those who claim that the revolution was, above all else, a misplaced and deadly struggle to determine who would speak for the nation."--American Historical Review
"A Revolution in Language is a thoroughly researched and documented study that convincingly demonstrates the extent to which both philosophes and revolutionaries were preoccupied with problems of language. It furthermore shows that the epistemology of the Enlightenment strongly affected not only the thinking of revolutionary leaders, but also the development of modern French political culture."--Gita May "Columbia University "