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The Insurgent Barricade
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The Insurgent Barricade

Mark Traugott

Abstract

“To the barricades!” The cry conjures images of angry citizens, turmoil in the streets, and skirmishes fought behind hastily improvised cover. This definitive history of the barricade charts the origins, development, and diffusion of a uniquely European revolutionary tradition. The book traces the barricade from its beginnings in the sixteenth century, to its refinement in the insurrectionary struggles of the long nineteenth century, on through its emergence as an icon of an international culture of revolution. Exploring the most compelling moments of its history, it finds that the barricade i ... More

Keywords: barricades, Europe, revolution, collective action, protest, students, exiles, itinerant workers

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780520266322
Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520266322.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mark Traugott, author