Michael Freeden is Emeritus Professor of Politics at the University of Oxford and Professorial Research Associate, SOAS, University of London. His main interests are the nature of political thinking, the analysis of ideologies, and the study of liberal thought from the 19th century onwards. His books include Ideologies and Political Theory: A Conceptual Approach (1996), Liberal Languages (2005), The Political Theory of Political Thinking: The Anatomy of a Practice (2013) and Liberalism: A Very Short Introduction (2015). He is the founding editor of the Journal of Political Ideologies.
The sixteen essays collected in this volume investigate the Revolution’s intellectual and material legacies. From popular culture to education and politics, from France and Ireland to Poland and Turkey, from 1789 to the present day, leading historians expose, alongside graduate students, the myriad ways in which the Revolution changed humanity’s possible futures, its history, and the idea of history. They attest to how the Revolution has had a continuing global significance, and is still shaping the world today.