A Concise History Of The French Revolution

Author: Sylvia Neely
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742534117
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This concise yet rich introduction to the French Revolution explores the origins, development, and eventual decline of a movement that defines France to this day. Through an accessible chronological narrative, Sylvia Neely explains the complex events, conflicting groups, and rapid changes that characterized this critical period in French history. She traces the fundamental transformations in government and society that forced the French to come up with new ways of thinking about their place in the world, ultimately leading to liberalism, conservatism, terrorism, and modern nationalism. Throughout, the author focuses on the essential political events that propelled the Revolution, at the same time deftly interweaving the intellectual, social, diplomatic, military, and cultural history of the time. Neely explains how the difficult choices made by the royal government and the revolutionaries alike not only brought on the collapse of the Old Regime but moved the nation into increasingly radical policies, to the Terror, and finally to the rise of Napoleon Bonaparte. Written with clarity and nuance, this work offers a deeply knowledgeable understanding of the political possibilities available at any given moment in the course of the Revolution, placing them in a broad social context. All readers interested in France and revolutionary history will find this an engaging and rewarding read.

The French Revolution

Author: Norman Hampson
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Ample contemporary illustrations accompany a survey of social, political, and military events surrounding the Revolution.

An Impartial And Concise History Of The French Revolution

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The French Revolution

Author: Robert Sobel
Editor: Peter Smith Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 9780844609225
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The Coming Of The French Revolution

Author: Georges Lefebvre
Editor: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9780691121888
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The Coming of the French Revolution remains essential reading for anyone interested in the origins of this great turning point in the formation of the modern world. First published in 1939, on the eve of the Second World War, and suppressed by the Vichy government, this classic work explains what happened in France in 1789, the first year of the French Revolution. Georges Lefebvre wrote history from below--a Marxist approach. Here, he places the peasantry at the center of his analysis, emphasizing the class struggles in France and the significant role they played in the coming of the revolution. Eloquently translated by the historian R. R. Palmer and featuring an introduction by Timothy Tackett that provides a concise intellectual biography of Lefebvre and a critical appraisal of the book, this Princeton Classics edition continues to offer fresh insights into democracy, dictatorship, and insurrection.

A Concise History Of France

Author: Roger Price
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521368094
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Traces the history of France from the early middle ages to the 1990s, discussing political power, economic activity, social structures, the impact of war, and outstanding figures in French history

A Short History Of The French Revolution

Author: Jeremy D. Popkin
Editor: Prentice Hall
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This new edition has been updated to reflect the latest scholarship on the subject, in feilds ranging from women's history and the impact of the Revolution on peasant communities to the revolutionary struggles over race and slavery.

A Concise History Of Modern Europe

Author: David S. Mason
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 1442205350
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Highlighting the most important events, ideas, and individuals that shaped modern Europe, A Concise History of Modern Europe provides a readable, succinct history of the continent from the Enlightenment and the French Revolution to the present day. Avoiding a detailed, lengthy chronology, the book focuses on key events and ideas to explore the causes and consequences of revolutions—be they political, economic, or scientific; the origins and development of human rights and democracy; and issues of European identity. Any reader needing a broad overview of the sweep of European history since 1789 will find this book, published in a first edition under the title Revolutionary Europe, an engaging and cohesive narrative.

A Concise History Of Germany

Author: Mary Fulbrook
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521540711
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Examines the social, political, and cultural changes in Germany from the early middle ages to the present.

A Concise History Of The Haitian Revolution

Author: Jeremy D. Popkin
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1405198206
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This book offers students a concise and clearly written overview of the events of the Haitian Revolution, from the slave uprising in the French colony of Saint–Domingue in 1791 to the declaration of Haiti s independence in 1804. Draws on the latest scholarship in the field as well as the author s original research Offers a valuable resource for those studying independence movements in Latin America, the history of the Atlantic World, the history of the African diaspora, and the age of the American and French revolutions Written by an expert on both the French and Haitian revolutions to offer a balanced view Presents a chronological, yet thematic, account of the complex historical contexts that produced and shaped the Haitian Revolution

The French Revolution

Author: Christopher Hibbert
Editor: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141927151
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Concise, convincing and exciting, this is Christopher Hibbert’s brilliant account of the events that shook eighteenth-century Europe to its foundation. With a mixture of lucid storytelling and fascinating detail, he charts the French Revolution from its beginnings at an impromptu meeting on an indoor tennis court at Versailles in 1789, right through to the ‘coup d’etat’ that brought Napoleon to power ten years later. In the process he explains the drama and complexities of this epoch-making era in the compelling and accessible manner he has made his trademark. Writing in The Times, Richard Holmes described the book as ‘A spectacular replay of epic action ...’ while The Good Book Guide called it, ‘Unquestionably the best popular history of the French Revolution’.

Reform And Revolution In France

Author: Peter M. Jones
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521459426
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A new social and political interpretation of the origins of the French Revolution.

Historical Dictionary Of The French Revolution

Author: Paul R. Hanson
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0810878925
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The French Revolution remains the most examined event, or period, in world history. It was, most historians would argue, the first “modern” revolution, an event so momentous that it changed the very meaning of the word revolution, from “restoration,” as in the Glorious Revolution of 1688 in England, to its modern sense of connoting a political and/or social upheaval that marks a decisive break with the past, one that moves a society in a forward, or progressive, direction. No revolution has occurred since 1789 without making reference to this first revolution, and most have been measured against it. One cannot utter the date 1789 without thinking of revolution, and so significant were the changes unleashed in that year that it has come to mark the dividing line between early modern and late modern European history Kings This second edition of Historical Dictionary of the French Revolution covers its history through a chronology, an introductory essay, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 400 cross-referenced entries on the causes and origins; the roles of significant persons; crucial events and turning points; important institutions and organizations; and the economic, social, and intellectual factors involved in the event that gave birth to the Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about this period.

Western Civilization A Concise History From The 1600s

Author: Marvin Perry
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)
ISBN: 9780395293157
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Napoleon A Very Short Introduction

Author: David A. Bell
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019932168X
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This Very Short Introduction might prove disappointing to those expecting an introduction to a very short man. Dispelling the myth of Napoleon Bonaparte's short stature, as well as the other rumors and legends, David A. Bell provides a concise, accurate, and lively portrait of Napoleon Bonaparte's character and career, situating him firmly in historical context. This book emphasizes the astonishing sense of human possibility--for both good and ill--that Napoleon represented. By his late twenties, Napoleon was already one of the greatest generals in European history. At thirty, he had become absolute master of Europe's most powerful country. In his early forties, he ruled a European empire more powerful than any since Rome, fighting wars that changed the shape of the continent and brought death to millions. Then everything collapsed, leading him to spend his last years in miserable exile in the South Atlantic. Bell underscores the importance of the French Revolution in understanding Napoleon's career. The revolution made possible the unprecedented concentration of political authority that Napoleon accrued, and his success in mobilizing human and material resources for war. Without the political changes brought about by the revolution, Napoleon could not have fought his wars. Without the wars, he could not have seized and held onto power. Though his virtual dictatorship betrayed the ideals of liberty and equality, his life and career were revolutionary.

The French Revolution

Author: George F. E. Rudé
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ISBN: 9781857991260
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George Rude has distilled his wide knowledge into a sharp portrait and has produced a highly readable account of one of the most important periods in history of the western world.

The Social Interpretation Of The French Revolution

Author: Alfred Cobban
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521667678
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A 1999 reissue of a classic text on the French revolution, with an introduction by Gwynne Lewis.