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In Pursuit of Politics: Education and Revolution in Eighteenth-Century France

Adrian O'Connor


In pursuit of politics offers a new interpretation of debates over education and politics in the early years of the French Revolution. Following these debates from the 1760s to the early years of the Republic (1792-94), and putting well-known works in dialogue with previously-neglected sources, it situates education at the center of revolutionary contests over citizenship, participatory politics, and representative government.Education was central to how people thought about what was possible, desirable, and achievable in eighteenth-century France. With that in mind, In pursuit of politics use ... More

Keywords: French Revolution, Enlightenment, Education, Public Instruction, Citizenship, Representative Government

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781526120564
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: May 2018 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9781526120564.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Adrian O'Connor, author
University of South Florida St Petersburg