"Keith Baker is undoubtedly one of the most creative historians working on the intellectual history of 18th century France...Anyone working in this field should listen carefully to what he has to say." Colin Lucas, Balliol College, Oxford
"[Professor Baker's] is an original and brilliant analysis of the central types of political discourse of the waning ancien régime." François Furet, University of Chicago
"Overall, these essays are stunning for their insight, clarity, and interpretive power....rich, complex, and challenging." Nathanael Greene, History
A unified set of essays on one of the central themes in modern European history--the ideological origins of the French Revolution--includes historiographical studies as well as case studies.