Fire in the Minds of Men. Origins of the Revolutionary Faith. James H. BILLINGTON.

Fire in the Minds of Men. Origins of the Revolutionary Faith.

New York, NY: Basic Books, Inc., 1980. First Edition. Hardcover. Large octavo, viii + 678pp. Original black cloth with red title, etc. to spine, extensive end notes and index. The first edition of this popular work. From the current publisher: "Billington claims with considerable evidence that revolutionary ideologies were shaped as much by the occultism and proto-romanticism of Germany as the critical rationalism of the French Enlightenment. The conversion of social theory to political practice was essentially the work of three Russian revolutions: in 1905, March 1917, and November 1917. Events in the outer rim of the European world brought discussions about revolution out of the school rooms and press rooms of Paris and Berlin into the halls of power". Page edges a bit darkened and lightly thumbed, otherwise a solid clean VG+ copy in near VG dust jacket (Dust jacket a little chafed and creased at edges, a few short closed edge tears, not clipped. Now protected by mylar sleeve). Item #16351
ISBN: 046502405x

Price: $60.00

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