Class, consciousness, and the fall of the bourgeois revolution

@article{Bell2004ClassCA,
  title={Class, consciousness, and the fall of the bourgeois revolution},
  author={David A. Bell},
  journal={Critical Review},
  year={2004},
  volume={16},
  pages={323 - 351}
}
  • D. A. Bell
  • Published 1 January 2004
  • History, Economics
  • Critical Review
Abstract The Marxian vulgate, which long dominated the historiography of the French Revolution, and which was broadly accepted in the social sciences, is no longer sustainable. But newer attempts to frame the issue of class in entirely linguistic terms, producing the claim that France had no bourgeoisie because few people explicitly described themselves as “bourgeois,” are not entirely convincing. The Revolution brought into being, and helped to sustain, a new social group: the “state… 
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