• Unit 11: Revolution in Perspective

    In this unit, we take a "bird's eye look" at the revolutions we have studied in this course. How has revolution shaped the modern world? Is violence a necessary component of revolutionary change? How do revolutionary ideas and action connect? Do deteriorating economic conditions cause revolutionary unrest or do other factors take precedence?

    We trace commonalities, differences, and linkages among modern revolutionary movements. We also study historical essays that explore how to identify useful theoretical models of revolutionary change, in terms of the historical evidence. In conclusion, we identify and analyze how global contemporary politics exhibit traces of their revolutionary legacies.

    Completing this unit should take you approximately 3 hours.

    • 11.1: Select Problems from the Historiography of Modern Revolutionary Movements

    • 11.2: Is the Era of Revolution Over?

    • Unit 11 Assessment