The Psychology of Revolution

The Psychology of Revolution

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The Psychology of Revolution by Gustave le Bon

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1902

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The Psychology of Revolution

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A discussion of the psychology of revolution in general, religious or political, and the mental and emotional characteristics of the leaders of such movements, with special consideration of the French revolution. The examples of revolutionary movements are preferably chosen from French history, but universal history is also drawn upon, including the political upheavals in Portugal, China, and Turkey.

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PSYCHOLOGY OF THE LEADERS OF THE REVOLUTION

1. Mentality of the men of the Revolution. The respective influence of violent and feeble characters 2. Psychology of the Commissaries or Representatives ``on Mission'' 3. Danton and Robespierre 4. Fouquier-Tinville, Marat, Billaud-Varenne, &c. 5. The destiny of those Members of the Convention who survived the Revolution

BOOK III

THE CONFLICT BETWEEN ANCESTRAL INFLUENCES AND REVOLUTIONARY PRINCIPLES

CHAPTER I.

THE LAST CONVULSIONS OF ANARCHY. THE DIRECTORY 1. Psychology of the Directory 2. Despotic Government of the Directory. Recrudescence of the Terror 3. The Advent of Bonaparte 4. Causes of the Duration of the Revolution

CHAPTER II.

THE RESTORATION OF ORDER. THE CONSULAR REPUBLIC 1. How the work of the Revolution was confirmed by the Consulate 2. The re-organisation of France by the Consulate 3. Psychological elements which determined the success o