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Baker, Keith Michael

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Works: 67 works in 251 publications in 4 languages and 5,837 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Thesis advisor
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Most widely held works about Keith Michael Baker
 
Most widely held works by Keith Michael Baker
Scripting revolution : a historical approach to the comparative study of revolutions by Keith Baker( )

16 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 1,006 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The "Arab Spring" was heralded and publicly embraced by foreign leaders of many countries that define themselves by their own historic revolutions. The contributors to this volume examine the legitimacy of these comparisons by exploring whether or not all modern revolutions follow a pattern or script. Traditionally, historians have studied revolutions as distinct and separate events. Drawing on close familiarity with many different cultures, languages, and historical transitions, this anthology presents the first cohesive historical approach to the comparative study of revolutions. As scholars seek to make sense of the latest flurry of revolutionary activity, they are hampered by the fact that there is currently no theory with any broad support of how and why revolutions occur or follow recognizable paths. This volume of essays proposes a new approach to the comparative study of revolutions. Its guiding insight is that revolutions are scripted; they create, inherit, enact, and extend recognizable "scripts" that offer frameworks for political action. This volume argues that the American and French Revolutions provided the genesis of the revolutionary "script" that was rewritten by Marx, which was revised by Lenin and the Bolshevik Revolution, which was revised again by Mao and the Chinese Communist Revolution. Later revolutions in Cuba and Iran improvised further. This script has once again been on display in the capitals of the Middle East and North Africa, and it will serve as the model for future revolutionary movements. -- from back cover
Condorcet, from natural philosophy to social mathematics by Keith Michael Baker( Book )

26 editions published between 1975 and 1988 in English and French and held by 932 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Condorcet's understanding of the application of the philosophy of natural sceince to social science
Inventing the French Revolution : essays on French political culture in the eighteenth century by Keith Michael Baker( Book )

28 editions published between 1990 and 1999 in English and French and held by 899 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"How did the French Revolution become thinkable? Keith Michael Baker, a leading authority on the ideological origins of the French Revolution, explores this question in his wide-ranging collection of essays. Analyzing the new politics of contestation that transformed the traditional political culture of the Old Regime during its last decades, Baker revises our historical map of the political space in which the French Revolution took form. Some essays study the ways in which the revolutionaries' break with the past was prepared by competition between agents and critics of absolute monarchy to control the cultural resources and political meanings of French history; by the contending political vocabularies in which the French sought before 1789 to reconstitute their body politic; and by the invention of "public opinion" as a new form of political authority displacing absolute rule. Others trace to the conceptual improvisation of revolutionary notions of "representation," "constitution," "sovereignty" - and of "the French Revolution" itself - the ambiguities, tensions, and contradictions that were to drive the revolutionary dynamic in subsequent years. The result is a substantial and unified set of studies, stimulating renewed reflection on one of the central themes in modern European history. Book jacket."--BOOK JACKET
Life forms in the thinking of the long eighteenth century by Keith Michael Baker( )

6 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 709 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For many years, scholars have been moving away from the idea of a singular, secular, rationalistic, and mechanistic "Enlightenment project." Historian Peter Reill has been one of those at the forefront of this development, demonstrating the need for a broader and more varied understanding of eighteenth-century conceptions of nature. Life Forms in the Thinking of the Long Eighteenth Century is a unique reappraisal of Enlightenment thought on nature, biology, and the organic world that responds to Reill's work. The ten essays included in the collection analyse the place of historicism, vitalism, and esotericism in the eighteenth century--three strands of thought rarely connected, but all of which are central to Reill's innovative work. Working across national and regional boundaries, they engage not only French and English but also Italian, Swiss, and German writers."--
What's left of Enlightenment? : a postmodern question( Book )

16 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The aim of this volume is to explore more critically than usual the now conventional opposition between enlightenment and postmoderity and to suggest some of the complications bearing upon it."--Introduction
The French Revolution and the creation of modern political culture( Book )

10 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and Multiple languages and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le Siècle de l'avènement républicain( Book )

7 editions published in 1993 in French and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interpreting the ancien régime : David Bien by David D Bien( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The work of David Bien, one of America's foremost historians of eighteenth-century France, transformed our understanding of the ancien régime and the origins of the French Revolution. The editors bring together for the first time his most important articles, other previously unpublished essays and an interview transcript. Bien's empirically-grounded approach made him a central figure in the 'revisionist' debates on the origins of the French Revolution. His re-reading of the Calas affair as an anomaly in a growing trend of tolerance (rather than a sign of widespread bigotry among an entire class of magistrates) opened up significant new insights into the history of religious persecution, long influenced by Voltaire. Bien's ground-breaking research on the army and the sale of offices revealed the surprising extent of social mobility at the time and challenged the prevailing orthodoxy that it was frustration of the bourgeoisie which contributed to the outbreak of the Revolution. With a preface by Keith Baker and an introduction by Michael Christofferson, Interpreting the 'ancien régime' underlines the seminal importance of David Bien's work for contemporary debates about the social and political history of late-eighteenth-century France. It will be an indispensible resource for historians and historiographers alike.--
The French Revolution and the creation of modern political culture by International conference on the Terror in the French Revolution( Book )

23 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The French Revolution and the creation of modern political culture by Conference on the Political Culture of the Old Regime( Book )

18 editions published between 1987 and 1991 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Au tribunal de l'opinion : essais sur l'imaginaire politique au XVIIIe siècle by Keith Michael Baker( Book )

4 editions published in 1993 in French and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gazettes et information politique sous l'Ancien Régime( Book )

4 editions published in 1999 in French and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Qu'est-ce que la " politique " sous l'Ancien Régime ? Qu'est-ce qu'un événement ? Qu'est-ce qu'un journal politique ? Les études ici réunies abordent ces questions centrales qui touchent à la nature et au fonctionnement de l'information politique dans les deux siècles qui précèdent la Révolution française. Elles suggèrent la distinction que, dans son introduction, Keith Baker établit en termes weberiens entre " deux idéal-types de la presse politique " : " à un extrême celui de la monarchie absolue d'où l'événementiel est totalement, exclu ; à l'autre extrême, celui du régime démocratique moderne, inauguré par la Révolution française, qui se nourrit d'événements et fait de la compétition pour les contrôler la substance- même de la vie publique. La presse politique de l'Ancien Régime peut être considérée comme suspendue de façon incertaine entre les deux. "--Quatrième de couverture
The French Revolution and the creation of modern political culture( Book )

5 editions published in 1987 in English and Italian and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The political culture of the Old Regime by Conference on the Political Culture of the Old Regime( Book )

10 editions published between 1987 and 1991 in 3 languages and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The French Revolution and the creation of moderne political culture by François Furet( Book )

4 editions published in 1989 in English and Multiple languages and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This third volume in a much praised series on The French Revolution and the Creation of Modern Political Culture examines the way in which the Revolution has been portrayed in European thought and its impact upon the development of political philosophy in the nineteenth century. Opening with the influence of Burke and other contemporaries of the Revolution and the ensuing debate over the question ""Why the Terror?"", this volume explores such diverse themes as the legacy of the Revolution on the political and social evolution of Germany, England, Italy and Russia; the crisis it brought about i
L'idea di repubblica nell'Europa moderna( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in Italian and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Old regime and the French Revolution by University of Chicago( Book )

10 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

University of Chicago readings in Western civilization( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The University of Chicago Readings in Western Civilization (nine volumes) makes available to students and teachers a unique selection of primary documents, many in new translations. These readings, prepared for the highly praised Western civilization sequence at the University of Chicago, were chosen by an outstanding group of scholars whose experience teaching that course spans almost four decades. Each volume includes rarely anthologized selections as well as standard, more familiar texts; a bibliography of recommended parallel readings; and introductions providing background for the selections. Beginning with Periclean Athens and concluding with twentieth-century Europe, these source materials enable teachers and students to explore a variety of critical approaches to important events and themes in Western history. Individual volumes provide essential background reading for courses covering specific eras and periods. The complete nine-volume series is ideal for general courses in history and Western civilization sequences
The french revolution and the creation of modern political culture( Book )

in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Terror( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Inventing the French Revolution : essays on French political culture in the eighteenth century
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Baker, Keith

Baker, Keith M.

Baker Keith M. 1938-....

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