The American Revolution
Background to the Conflict:
Jack Green the amount of power that the colonial institutions was enough that they
felt they should be able to govern themselves.
Tensions amongst colonial governors and colonial masters.
Colonies felt t
Kaul, Communications, Media and the Imperial Experience: Perspectives and Perceptions
Defeat of imperial Russia by Japan in Russo-Japanese war 1904-5 critical turning point in
realignment of imperial ideology & war reportage
All empires are predicated on
Week 8 Chalmers Article Notes
he preached all his life on one theme: the necessity of recreating in the city the standards and
organisation of rural order based on a deep, personal commitment to religion
As the towns became populated by new men with no ro
laissez fare politics not a lot of intervention, no sense of welfare state and individuals
Free market - supposed to increase prosperity
Another dominant idea charity & church should tackle church and not the state. Church should
take measures itse
The Iranian or Islamic Revolution
1979 as a turning point.
The perils of reading history backwards, i.e. looking at it in an anachronistic manner.
Causation and inevitability no one was responsible.
Predicting revolutions causes leading events
The French Revolution, 1789
A Political, Social or Cultural Revolution?
The Storming of the Bastille:
14th July 1789.
The aim was to secure weapons as well as destroy the Bastille, which was a symbol
of monarchical repression.
This was the catalyst for th
The Russian Revolution 1917
The chronology of the Russian revolution is confusing because of the shift in
calendar style the old style is still used in Northern Greece.
Two revolutions in Russia February/March revolution and October/November
1. The Abolition of Feudalism, 4th August 1789:
First piece of legislation with regard to the revolution.
This includes the framework on the powers of the church, tax systems and the
restoration of order.
2. The National Constitutional Assembly:
The Scots and the Union - Christopher A. Whatley, Derek J. Patrick 2006
Chapter 1 Issues, debates and aims
Union mattered to contemporaries sharp contrast in way received north and south of border in 1707
Unsettling arrangement parliamentary union and los