Arno mayers the furies is an eloquent and passionate reconsideration of the role of violence and terror not only in the french and russian revolutions but in the political institutions in general the comparison between the french revolution and its aftermath and the russian experience is extremely illuminating offering new insights into . Excellent volume on comparisons and contrasts between the french revolution in 1789 and the russian revolution in 1917 focusing primarily on the use of terror fear and brutality to impose the new ideal over the old republic over old regime in france and bolshevism over the tsar in russia. The french and russian revolutions originated and unfolded in countries in which a monopolistic official religion and church permeated every aspect of civil and political society. An analysis of the furies both left and right of the french and russian revolutions that gets lost in a time warpprinceton historian mayer the persistence of the old regime 1981 sets out to . French revolution of 1789 and the russian revolution of 1917 was born at the time of a curious historical coincidence the bicentennial celebrations marking 1789 and the simultaneous process of disintegration of the soviet empire in
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