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Twenty years later after the Bicentenary. Studies on the French Revolution (2009-2013).
Author/s: Massimo Cattaneo 
Year:  2014 Issue: 92 Language: Italian 
Pages:  17 Pg. 127-143 FullText PDF:  590 KB
DOI:  10.3280/PASS2014-092009
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In recent years, thanks especially to historians close to the Institut d’histoire de la Revolution francaise and the Societe des etudes robespierristes, a new historiography on the French Revolution has emerged. It totally rejects the assumption, derived from the revisionism of François Furet and widespread at the academic level and in the media, that the Revolution is now a "cold object" that has nothing to say to the men of the twentieth and twenty-first century. On the contrary, globalization, with its contradictions, has rendered relevant again the term "revolution" and the need to reflect on how the revolutionaries of the late eighteenth century thought and acted. This takes place by promoting research attentive to global dynamics, and the long duration of the Revolution, and by expanding the topics analysed. Moreover, these historians are personally engaged in spreading the results of their research in schools and in society in general, using old and new media in order to influence the civic education of citizens.
Keywords: Bicentenary of the French Revolution, French Revolution, Historiography, Revisionism

Massimo Cattaneo, Twenty years later after the Bicentenary. Studies on the French Revolution (2009-2013). in "PASSATO E PRESENTE" 92/2014, pp. 127-143, DOI:10.3280/PASS2014-092009


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