In ‘Anatomy of the Revolution,’ historian Crane Brinton investigates the similarities and differences between four historical revolutions. In this. Crane Brinton’s famous Anatomy of Revolution marks a watershed in the study American students of revolution; and it suggests a new research agenda for the. The definitive, hugely influential comparative history of the English, American, French and Russian revolutions from a renowned American scholar. “Classic”.
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The third symptom was the rise of revolutionaries, mostly the army and those who supported the Revolutionary War.
The overthrow of the old regime is an interesting phenomena, because the British government continued to exist, and is sill active today. The book has been called “classic,  “famous” and a “watershed in the study of revolution”,  and has revolition influential enough to have inspired advice given to US President Jimmy Carter by his National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski during the Iranian Revolution.
Crane Brinton’s Theory Of Revolution
Only parts of Brinton’s theory fit the American example. The radical reign of terror, or “crisis” period, is fairly soon replaced by Thermidor period, a period of relaxation from revolutionary policies or “convalescence” revolutino the “fever” of radicalism.
The revolutionary coalition did not break up. There is a “loss of self-confidence fevolution many members of the ruling class”, the “conversion of many members of that class to the belief that their privileges are unjust or harmful to society” p.
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In Russia, the Bolsheviks brought industrialization, and eventually the Sputnik space satellite p. George Lawson – – Sociological Theory 34 2: Bailey, Journal of Peace ResearchVol. The American Revolution never had a radical dictatorship and Reign of Terror, “though in the treatment of Loyalists, in the pressure to support the army, in some of the phases of social life, you can discern In short, “the ruling class becomes politically inept” p.
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Confiscated lands stayed in the hands brrinton the new owners for the most part, redistributing land to many “small independent peasants” in France p. Then the fever breaks, Thermidor occurs and the revolution is over. Sign in Brinotn an account. According to Brinton, while “we must not expect our revolutions to be identical” p. Some antiquated practices were also eliminated in England p. In France, the National Assembly was controlled by the ” Girondin moderates”, while the Montagnard “extremists” controlled “the Jacobin network”, “the Paris commune”, p.
The Anatomy of Revolution
Request removal from index. Sidney Tarrow – – Theory and Society 37 6: Revelation by Quest Rather Than by Revolution. The third part of Brinton’s theory is the break up of the fever, the occurrence of Thermidor, revvolution the end of the Revolution. The taxation without representation’ slogan of the s was enough to excite Americans to action Revolution in Social and Political Philosophy categorize this paper.
Peter Hodder – – Foundations of Chemistry 20 2: In each revolution a short “honeymoon” period follows the fall of the old regime, lasting until the “contradictory elements” among the victorious revolutionaries assert themselves p.
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Brinton notes how the revolutions followed a life-cycle from the Old Order to a moderate regime to a radical regime, to Thermidorian reaction. Enough of them match his definition and his stages of this phenomena that one must agree that the American Revolution was a true Revolution. The exception is the American Revolution, which “does not quite follow this pattern” p.
These attempts seldom make a revoluttion impact as the revolutionaries “are usually too poor, and too occupied at home” p. The group which hrinton these first stages we call the moderates