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The Long-Term Incidence of Barricade Events and the Lost Barricades of the French Revolution

Mark Traugott

in The Insurgent Barricade

Published by University of California Press

Published in print February 2010 | ISBN: 9780520266322
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520947733 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520266322.003.0004
The Long-Term Incidence of Barricade Events and the Lost Barricades of the French Revolution

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This chapter is based on different types of evidence and makes use of a database to reconstruct the distribution of barricade events and to represent graphically their incidence and magnitude, year by year, from 1569 to 1900. It explains that the barricade events have been concentrated into a small number of sharp peaks, corresponding to key moments in the history of European contention. It provides an introduction to the modern barricade, discussing the four occasions on which barricades were built during the French Revolution of 1789, incidents that historians have long ignored, when they have not denied their existence outright.

Keywords: database; barricade events; European contention; modern barricade; French Revolution

Chapter.  5781 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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