A Rhetoric of Bourgeois Revolution: The Abbé Sieyes and What is the Third Estate? (Bicentennial Reflections on the French Revolution) pdf epub fb2

A Rhetoric of Bourgeois Revolution: The Abbé Sieyes and What is the Third Estate? (Bicentennial Reflections on the French Revolution) by William H Sewell Jr. epub fb2 djvu

Author: William H Sewell Jr.
Title: A Rhetoric of Bourgeois Revolution: The Abbé Sieyes and What is the Third Estate? (Bicentennial Reflections on the French Revolution)
ISBN: 0822315386
ISBN13: 978-0822315384
Other Formats: lit mbr lrf azw
Pages: 248 pages
Publisher: Duke University Press Books (December 5, 1994)
Language: English
Size EPUB version: 1896 kb
Size FB2 version: 1840 kb
Category: History
Subcategory: Europe

What Is the Third Estate? was the most influential pamphlet of 1789. It did much to set the French Revolution on a radically democratic course. It also launched its author, the Abbé Sieyes, on a remarkable political career that spanned the entire revolutionary decade. Sieyes both opened the revolution by authoring the National Assembly’s declaration of sovereignty in June of 1789 and closed it in 1799 by engineering Napoleon Bonaparte’s coup d’état.This book studies the powerful rhetoric of the great pamphlet and the brilliant but enigmatic thought of its author. William H. Sewell’s insightful analysis reveals the fundamental role played by the new discourse of political economy in Sieyes’s thought and uncovers the strategies by which this gifted rhetorician gained the assent of his intended readers—educated and prosperous bourgeois who felt excluded by the nobility in the hierarchical social order of the old regime. He also probes the contradictions and incoherencies of the pamphlet’s highly polished text to reveal fissures that reach to the core of Sieyes’s thought—and to the core of the revolutionary project itself.Combining techniques of intellectual history and literary analysis with a deep understanding of French social and political history, Sewell not only fashions an illuminating portrait of a crucial political document, but outlines a fresh perspective on the history of revolutionary political culture.

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