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PCNI seminar: Ideas of Revolution in the Age of Revolution

Wednesday 30 May 2018
Johan Huizinga
Doelensteeg 16
2311 VL Leiden
Conference Room (2.60)

What is revolution?  As revolutionary studies has revived over the past decade, this classic question has become relevant again.  Yet neither the classic studies of revolution nor more recent efforts have seriously considered the concepts of revolution that developed in the Atlantic age of revolution itself, ca. 1760s to 1820s.  These ideas, once recovered, open possibilities for doing comparative and connective work on revolution, and suggest new questions to investigate in revolutionary history.

There will be much room for questions and discussion. Drinks afterward.

About the speaker

Dr. Nathan Perl-Rosenthal (University of Southern California) is currently research fellow at the Institut d'Etudes AvancĂ©es de Paris. Perl-Rosenthal is a historian of the Atlantic world in the eighteenth- and early-nineteenth century .  He focuses on the political and cultural history of Europe and the Americas in the age of revolution, with particular attention to the transnational influences that shaped modern national politics. 

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