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Gustave Le Bon Psychology of Revolution

Gustave Le Bon Psychology of Revolution

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THE PSYCHOLOGY OF REVOLUTION (1912)
BY
GUSTAVE LE BON
CONTENTS
 
INTRODUCTION. THE REVISION OF HISTORYPART ITHE PSYCHOLOGICAL ELEMENTS OF REVOLUTIONARY MOVEMENTSBOOK IGENERAL CHARACTERISTICS OF REVOLUTIONSCHAPTER I. SCIENTIFIC AND POLITICAL REVOLUTIONS
1. Classification of Revolutions2. Scientific Revolutions3. Political Revolutions4. The results of Political Revolutions
CHAPTER II. RELIGIOUS REVOLUTIONS
1. The importance of the study of Religious Revolutions inrespect of the comprehension of the great PoliticalRevolutions2. The beginnings of the Reformation and its firstdisciples3. Rational value of the doctrines of the Reformation4. Propagation of the Reformation5. Conflict between different religious beliefs. Theimpossibility of tolerance6. The results of Religious Revolutions
CHAPTER III. THE ACTION OF GOVERNMENTS IN REVOLUTIONS
1. The feeble resistance of Governments in time of Revolution2. How the resistance of Governments may overcomeRevolution3. Revolutions effected by Governments. Examples: China,Turkey, &c4. Social elements which survive the changes of Governmentafter Revolution
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CHAPTER IV. THE PART PLAYED BY THE PEOPLE IN REVOLUTIONS
1. The stability and malleability Of the national mind2. How the People regards Revolution3. The supposed part of the People during Revolution4. The popular entity and its constituent elements
BOOK IITHE FORMS OF MENTALITY PREVALENT DURING REVOLUTIONCHAPTER I. INDIVIDUAL VARIATIONS OF CHARACTER IN TIME OFREVOLUTION
1. Transformations of Personality2. Elements of character predominant in time of Revolution
CHAPTER II. THE MYSTIC MENTALITY AND THE JACOBIN MENTALITY
1. Classification of mentalities predominant in time of Revolution2. The Mystic Mentality3. The Jacobin Mentality
CHAPTER III. THE REVOLUTIONARY AND CRIMINAL MENTALITIES
1. The Revolutionary Mentality2. The Criminal Mentality
CHAPTER IV. THE PSYCHOLOGY OF REVOLUTIONARY CROWDS
1. General characteristics of the crowd2. How the stability of the racial mind limits theoscillations of the mind of the crowd3. The role of the leader in Revolutionary Movements
CHAPTER V. THE PSYCHOLOGY OF THE REVOLUTIONARY ASSEMBLIES
1. Psychological characteristics of the great RevolutionaryAssemblies2. The Psychology of the Revolutionary Clubs3. A suggested explanation of the progressive exaggerationof sentiments in assemblies
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PART IIBOOK ITHE ORIGINS OF THE FRENCH REVOLUTIONCHAPTER 1. THE OPINIONS OF HISTORIANS CONCERNING THE FRENCHREVOLUTION
1. The Historians of the Revolution2. The theory of Fatalism in respect of the Revolution3. The hesitation of recent Historians of the Revolution4. Impartiality in History 
CHAPTER II. THE PSYCHOLOGICAL FOUNDATIONS OF THE ANCIEN REGIME
1. The Absolute Monarchy and the Basis of the Ancien Regime2. The inconveniences of the Ancien Regime3. Life under the Ancien Regime4. Evolution of Monarchical feeling during the Revolution
CHAPTER III. MENTAL ANARCHY AT THE TIME OF THE REVOLUTIONAND THE INFLUENCE ATTRIBUTED TO THE PHILOSOPHERS
1. Origin and Propagation of Revolutionary Ideas2. The supposed influence of the Philosophers of theeighteenth century upon the Genesis of the Revolution.Their dislike of Democracy3. The philosophical ideas of the Bourgeoisie at the time of the Revolution
CHAPTER IV. PSYCHOLOGICAL ILLUSIONS RESPECTING THE FRENCHREVOLUTION
1. Illusions respecting Primitive Man, the return to theState of Nature, and the Psychology of the People2. Illusions respecting the possibility of separating Manfrom his Past and the power of Transformation attributedto the Law3. Illusions respecting the Theoretical Value of the greatRevolutionary Principles
BOOK IITHE RATIONAL, AFFECTIVE, MYSTIC, AND COLLECTIVE INFLUENCES ACTIVEDURING THE REVOLUTIONCHAPTER I. THE PSYCHOLOGY OF THE CONSTITUENT ASSEMBLY
1. Psychological influences active during the FrenchRevolution2. Dissolution of the Ancien Regime. The assembling of 
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