Hardback (B401) | Feb 2021 | Haymarket Books | 9781642591606 | 550pp | 228x152mm | RFB | AUD$69.99, NZD$84.99
Revolutions is a unique collection of rare photographs documenting some of the most important revolutionary upheavals, from the 1871 Paris Commune to the Zapatista rebellion of the 1990s.
The photographs collected in this unique book provide a startling visual documentation of seminal revolutionary events, from the Paris Commune of 1871 through to a series of 'Unfinished Revolutions' from May 1968 in France to the Zapatista uprising in the mid-1990s. The immediacy of the images tells the story of these struggles in a way that texts rarely can, with revolutions appearing as complex and messy events driven by the actions of real, breathing humans who make their own history. Commentary on the images is provided by leading historians Gilbert Achcar, Enzo Traverso, Janette Habel, and Pierre Rousset, and Michael Loewy. This edition includes a new afterword by the author.