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A Concise History Of The French Revolution

Author : Sylvia Neely
ISBN : 0742534111
Genre : History
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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.
Category: History

The French Revolution

Author : Norman Hampson
ISBN : UOM:39015001826927
Genre : France
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Category: France

The Coming Of The French Revolution

Author : Georges Lefebvre
ISBN : 0691121885
Genre : History
File Size : 46.74 MB
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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. -- "American Historical Review"
Category: History

A Short History Of The French Revolution

Author : Jeremy D. Popkin
ISBN : STANFORD:36105114511582
Genre : History
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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.
Category: History

A Concise History Of Modern Europe

Author : David S. Mason
ISBN : 9781442205352
Genre : History
File Size : 59.43 MB
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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.
Category: History

A Concise History Of The French Post Office

Author : Muriel Le Roux
ISBN : 2807607969
Genre : Postal service
File Size : 49.7 MB
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This edition is the first synthesis published in English, dealing with the general history of the postal services or the Post Office, in France, from the origins to the present time gathering different studies. Two early books written by one of the first historian of the postal Ancient Regime and promotor of the French postal museum in Paris, Eugène Vaillé, had already founded a large part of the French historiography about the postal issue: Histoire des postes françaises jusqu'à la Révolution (Presses universitaires de France, 1946), Histoire des postes françaises depuis la Révolution (Presses universitaires de France, 1947). Then, a recent collective work, directed by Muriel Le Roux, historian at the CNRS and Sébastien Richez, historian at the comité pour l'histoire de La Poste, studies the contemporary history of this French administration, transformed in a public company in 1991: Brève histoire de la Poste en France depuis 1945(PIE Peter Lang, 2016). These texts have been translated by Kenneth BERRY for Vaillé, and Georgina BANFIELD for those edited by Le Roux and Richez.
Category: Postal service

Reform And Revolution In France

Author : Peter M. Jones
ISBN : 0521459427
Genre : Business & Economics
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This textbook has been written to guide teachers and students through the enormous and ever expanding literature on the French Revolution. The author combines social and political interpretations of the origins of the Revolution and offers a synthesis that takes full account of current debates. He also seeks to restore the Revolution to its domestic surroundings, and argues that the dramatic events of 1789 need to be considered alongside the reform achievements of Bourbon absolute monarchy.
Category: Business & Economics

A Concise History Of France

Author : Roger Price
ISBN : 052136809X
Genre : History
File Size : 79.12 MB
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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
Category: History

A Concise History Of The Haitian Revolution

Author : Jeremy D. Popkin
ISBN : 9781405198202
Genre : History
File Size : 70.21 MB
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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
Category: History