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Will Durant - The Story of Civilization 10 - Rousseau and Revolution


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10th in the Civilization series - The Durants present a dramatic exploration of the events leading up to the French Revolution. Pulitzer Prize.

X. Rousseau and Revolution (1967)
This volume centers on Jean-Jacques Rousseau and his times. It received the Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction in 1968.

1. Prelude
Rousseau Wanderer: 1712-56
The Seven Years' War: 1756-63
2. France Before the Deluge: 1757-74
The Life of the State
The Art of Life
Voltaire Patriarch: 1758-78
Rousseau Romantic: 1756-62
Rousseau Philosopher
Rousseau Outcast: 1762-67
3. The Catholic South: 1715-89
Italia Felix: 1715-59
Portugal and Pombal: 1706-82
Spain and the Enlightenment: 1700-88
Vale, Italia: 1760-89
The Enlightenment in Austria: 1756-90
Music Reformed
"Lovers under a window plucked at a guitar or mandolin and a maidens heart." (p.220)
4. Islam and the Slavic East: 1715-96
Islam: 1715-96
Russian Interlude: 1725-62
Catherine the Great: 1762-96
The Rape of Poland: 1715-95
5. The Protestant North: 1756-89
Frederick's Germany: 1756-86
Kant: 1724-1804
Roads to Weimar: 1733-87
Weimar in Flower: 1775-1805
Goethe Nestor: 1805-32
The Jews: 1715-89
From Geneva to Stockholm
"He concluded that history is an excellent teacher with few pupils." (p.529)
6. Johnson's England: 1756-89
The Industrial Revolution
The Political Drama: 1756-92
The English People: 1756-89
The Age of Reynolds: 1756-90
England's Neighbors: 1756-89
The Literary Scene: 1756-89
Samuel Johnson: 1709-84
7. The Collapse of Feudal France: 1774-89
The Final Glory: 1774-83
Death and the Philosophers: 1774-1807
On the Eve: 1774-89
The Anatomy of Revolution: 1774-89
The Political Debacle: 1783-89
8. Envoi

About the author
William James Durant (November 5, 1885 November 7, 1981) was an American philosopher, historian, and writer. He is best known for his authorship and co-authorship with his wife Ariel Durant of The Story of Civilization.
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