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The rise of Islamic Fundamentalist revolutionary movements, the conflict in Iraq, the surge of leftist political movements in Latin America led by Venezuela's example, and updates of the chapters on Russia, China, Vietnam, Cuba, Nicaragua, Iran, and South Africa are some of the main features of this updated edition of Revolutions and Revolutionary Movements. With crucial iThe rise of Islamic Fundamentalist revolutionary movements, the conflict in Iraq, the surge of leftist political movements in Latin America led by Venezuela's example, and updates of the chapters on Russia, China, Vietnam, Cuba, Nicaragua, Iran, and South Africa are some of the main features of this updated edition of Revolutions and Revolutionary Movements. With crucial insights and indispensable information concerning modern-day political upheavals, the third edition of this widely used book provides a representative cross section of many of the most significant revolutions of the modern era. Students can trace the historical development of eight revolutions using a five-factor analytical framework. Attention is devoted to clearly explaining all relevant concepts and events, the roles of key leaders, and the interrelation of each revolutionary movement with international economic and political developments and conflicts, including World Wars I and II, the Cold War, and the War on Terror; ten orienting maps are provided, and summary and analysis sections, suggested readings, chronologies, and updated lists of documentary resources with purchase or rental sources complete each presentation....

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ISBN : 9780813343549
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 456 Pages
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Revolutions and Revolutionary Movements Reviews

  • Lisa
    2019-03-01 14:45

    I assigned this to my students and then read it, which isn’t very professional. Great way to grab some twentieth century history. Lots of detail but the five part theory of revolutions at the beginning helps hold it all together. Defronzo clearly assigns the success of failure of revolutions to outside powers, and for the last 25 years it’s been US power that has decided whether a revolution succeeds or fails. Clear perspective in favor of socialist revolutions but otherwise a useful and scholarly book.

  • Mary
    2019-03-10 14:02

    Information that we all need to know about

  • Aisha
    2019-02-19 15:42

    While it is an easy read and I didn't feel like the author was trying to impress me with his vocabulary like most college level books, this author is extremely friendly towards communism and gives a very biased perspective that makes look like sunshine and roses. 20 million people died during the Great Leap Forward but you would never know that reading this book...

  • Jonathan Dilley
    2019-03-12 13:43

    Book gives a brief history and context to many revolutions around the world. People who would like to gain a great understanding of recent history would find this book very helpful in understanding the world as it is today. As mentioned in the description it covers China, Iran, etc. The book can be easily read one chapter at a time, each one covering a different revolution.

  • Tom Burns
    2019-03-06 19:42

    The author's insistence on separating revolutions into 3 categories is tiresome, If you can get past his attempt to be noteworthy, this is an excellent resource to learn all that has occurred in the world since Hitler took himself out of the gene pool and opened the door for the U.S. and now China to overtake Europe as chief exploiters and corruptors of all that is good in the third world.

  • Tom
    2019-02-27 15:49

    Accomplishes its mission -- summarizing 20th century revolutionary movements -- but details are scarce and it won't teach much to people already acquainted with the material.

  • Tia Malkin-fontecchio
    2019-03-12 17:37

    Works well for a more advanced undergraduate course. His analytical framework is easy to grasp and apply to the different case studies. I just wish he had included the Mexican Revolution.

  • David
    2019-02-27 16:44

    This book surveys 16 modern revolutions and puts them in historical and sociological context. Very insightful read.

  • Michael
    2019-03-13 16:50

    Interesting analysis and a very good read.

  • Chris Greci
    2019-03-07 14:55

    One of the best books I read in college classes.

  • Katie Holem
    2019-02-24 16:44

    Interesting material