Paradigms and Paranoia: How Modern Is the French Revolution?

  title={Paradigms and Paranoia: How Modern Is the French Revolution?},
  author={R. Spang},
  journal={The American Historical Review},
  • R. Spang
  • Published 2003
  • History
  • The American Historical Review
It is a truth, widely acknowledged, that the study of history has changed dramatically since the end of World War II. Cliometrics has come and gone; the new social history has become old hat; narrative has been revived. Structuralist approaches associated, at least in part, with the Annales school, have been superseded by the notionally poststructuralist turns of the linguistic screw; total history has yielded to micro history; we all recognize Eurocentrism when we see it. 1 
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