The French Revolution

The French Revolution

ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly.

Author: William Doyle

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198840077

Category: History

Page: 168

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The French Revolution is a time of history made familiar from Dickens, Baroness Orczy, and Tolstoy, as well as the legends of let them eat cake, and tricolours. Beginning in 1789, this period of extreme political and social unrest saw the end of the French monarchy, the death of an extraordinary number of people beneath the guillotine's blade during the Terror, and the rise of Napoleon, as well as far reaching consequences still with us today, such as the enduring ideology of human rights, and decimalization. In this Very Short Introduction, William Doyle introduces the French old regime and considers how and why it collapsed. Retelling the unfolding events of the revolution, he analyses why the revolutionaries quarrelled with the king, the church and the rest of Europe, why this produced Terror, and finally how it accomplished rule by a general. Doyle also discusses how and why the revolution destroyed the age-old cultural, institutional, and social structures in France and beyond. In this new edition, Doyle includes new sections highlighting the main developments in the field since the first edition, before exploring the legacy of the revolution in the form of rationality in public affairs and responsible government. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
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The French Revolution

The French Revolution

He then presents a vivid narrative of events in France, analyzing the series of revolts--by the aristocracy, the bourgeoisie, the towns, and the peasantry--which set in motion the inexorable course of social, economic, and political ...

Author: Georges Lefebvre

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231085990

Category: History

Page: 430

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"In the opening section, the author examines Europe and the world on the eve of the revolution, describing in detail not only the countries which were immediately affected by the cataclysm in France but also those which awakened slowly to the call of liberty. He then presents a vivid narrative of events in France, analyzing the series of revolts--by the aristocracy, the bourgeoisie, the towns, and the peasantry--which set in motion the inexorable course of social, economic, and political upheaval. The forces that propelled the revolution, as well as the personalities responsible for day-to-day decisions during this momentous period, are described with great insight."--From publisher.
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The French Revolution

The French Revolution

Examines the causes, events, and aftermath of the French Revolution from the storming of the Bastille in 1789, through the execution of the king in 1793, to the seizure of power by Napoleon Bonaparte in 1799

Author: Adrian Gilbert

Publisher:

ISBN: 1568473907

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Examines the causes, events, and aftermath of the French Revolution from the storming of the Bastille in 1789, through the execution of the king in 1793, to the seizure of power by Napoleon Bonaparte in 1799
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The French Revolution

The French Revolution

In this acclaimed work, Christopher Hibbert charts the French Revolution from its beginnings at an impromptu meeting on a tennis court at Versailles in 1789 right through to 1795 and the rise to power of Napoleon.

Author: Christopher Hibbert

Publisher: Allen Lane

ISBN: IND:39000001546865

Category: France

Page: 351

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In this acclaimed work, Christopher Hibbert charts the French Revolution from its beginnings at an impromptu meeting on a tennis court at Versailles in 1789 right through to 1795 and the rise to power of Napoleon.
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The Oxford History of the French Revolution

The Oxford History of the French Revolution

This new edition of the most authoritative, comprehensive history of the French Revolution of 1789 draws on a generation of extensive research and scholarly debate to reappraise the most famous of all revolutions.

Author: William Doyle

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191608292

Category: History

Page: 496

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This new edition of the most authoritative, comprehensive history of the French Revolution of 1789 draws on a generation of extensive research and scholarly debate to reappraise the most famous of all revolutions. Updates for this second edition include a generous chronology of events, plus an extended bibliographical essay providing an examination of the historiography of the Revolution. Opening with the accession of Louis XVI in 1774, the book traces the history of France through revolution, terror, and counter-revolution, to the triumph of Napoleon in 1802, and analyses the impact of events both in France itself and the rest of Europe. William Doyle shows how a movement which began with optimism and general enthusiasm soon became a tragedy, not only for the ruling orders, but for the millions of ordinary people all over Europe whose lives were disrupted by religious upheaval, and civil and international war. It was they who paid the price for the destruction of the old political order and the struggle to establish a new one, based on the ideals of liberty and revolution, in the face of widespread indifference and hostility.
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The French Revolution

The French Revolution

THE FRENCH REVOLUTION ARlS'lUCRKl'S VERSUS BOURGEOIS? 1'.C.W. Blanning Few historical events have inspired so much controversy and debate as the French Revolution. The origins. nature and effects of the Revolution have been the themes ...

Author: T. C. W. Blanning

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39076000796693

Category: France

Page: 70

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The Oxford Handbook of the French Revolution

The Oxford Handbook of the French Revolution

Brings together a sweeping range of expert and innovative contributions to offer engaging and thought-provoking insights into the history and historiography of the French Revolution, particularly its legacies in transnational and global ...

Author: David Andress

Publisher: Oxford Handbooks

ISBN: 9780199639748

Category: History

Page: 683

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Brings together a sweeping range of expert and innovative contributions to offer engaging and thought-provoking insights into the history and historiography of the French Revolution, particularly its legacies in transnational and global contexts.
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The French Revolution

The French Revolution

Sketches of Its History. をするゼント French D FRENCH REVOLUTION : SKETCHES OF ITS HISTORY .

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Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433071358356

Category: France

Page: 192

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The Ancien R gime and the French Revolution

The Ancien R  gime and the French Revolution

G. Morris, A Diary of the French Revolution, ed. B. Cary Davenport. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1939, two vols. N. Retif de la Bretonne, Les Nuits Revolutionnaires, 1789-1793, ed. M. Dorigny. Paris: Les Editions de Paris, 1989.

Author: James B. Collins

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: STANFORD:36105110416604

Category: History

Page: 277

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Les prmières lignes de la préface indiquent : "The historian writing about the French Revolution in 2001 faces an odd situation, because the long struggle of the Classicists and Revisionists has died down, in part because there are so few Classical historians of the French Revolution still active. That truce is puzzling in some ways, because the Revisionists, although they drove the Classicists from the field, never succeeded in creating a synthesis of their own. Now the old quarrel has moved to the wings; the new historiography of the French Revolution, both in the Francophone and Anglophone worlds, has shifted into cultural evolution. [This book] offers a synthesis of the events, but one that integrates material from these different historiographical schools with a careful look at many of the original documents."
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