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revolt against someone or something

to rebel or rise against someone or something. The citizens were gathering arms, preparing to revolt against the government.
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revolted at someone or something

sickened by someone or something. I was revolted at Frank and his behavior. We were all revolted at the scene of the bloody highway accident.
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He shows that popular revolts were far more common than is widely perceived; they were less likely to be driven by poverty or hunger than by political objectives or demands for better working conditions.
Similarly, his account of the origins of the 1591 revolt of Aragon seems to exonerate Antonio Perez, who by Corteguera's account "had learned about the king's decision in 1578 to murder Juan de Escobedo" rather than masterminding the conspiracy himself (94).
Perhaps the most impressive aspect of the book is Beik's deft reconstruction of revolts and their urban environments.
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By doing so, and not only succeeding in their immediate goals of tax relief and gaining clemency for those who rebelled but also maintaining these goals over the years, Florentine highland peasants participated in the only truly successful peasant revolt in the Middle Ages.
Beik's work links the violent seventeenth-century "cultural of retribution" backward to the league revolts of the sixteenth century and forward to the more orderly "moral economy" of the eighteenth century, and even further to the dynamic revolts of the revolutionary period.
This question is particularly salient because Viola's argument rests on the premise that a basic cultural confrontation - "Communist" versus "peasant" culture - produced the anti-collectivization revolts of 1930.
Despite the title of this English abridgement, it was never intended as a general history of peasant revolts in early modern France (although some of Berce's other work is more general in scope).
Writing as a political sociologist, the author criticizes the Marxist historians for neglecting conflicts of authority between peasant communities and aristocratic elites in favor of class-based theories about the relationship between agrarian capitalism and peasant revolts.
The topics include the Arab citizens' revolt and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, protesters of the Palestinian youth social movement, reflections of Arab women's leadership and activism in the Arab citizens' revolt, the Moroccan Spring and King Mohammad VI's economic policy agenda: evaluating the first dozen years, street art and the Tunisian revolt, rumor and conspiracy theory in Tahrir Square, and the Arab (and European) revolts and Occupy Wall Street.
This analysis too provides a fruitful background for understanding the 1795 revolts in both Coro and Curasao.
Winning Revolutions: The Psychosocial Dynamics of Revolts for Freedom, Fairness, and Rights; 3 volume set
We observed that 83 revolts effect in the occidental area are detected from 676 processes (evolutions) with an average duration equal to 4.
Introduced also is a discovery that the final revolts on August 22 and 23, 1791 were not the first revolt attempts but were themselves preceded by revolutionary plans that were discussed as early as October 1789 by Vincent Oge whose failed revolt in Grande-Riviere and Dondon in November 1790 provided the practice needed to succeed in the subsequent revolt that would change a nation.
Her topic is slave revolts in antiquity, but Theresa Urbainczyk has brought much comparative material from the modern world into the discussion.