A Companion to the French Revolution

A Companion to the French Revolution

by Peter McPhee
     
 

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The French Revolution is one of the great turning-points in modern history. Never before had the people of a large and populous country sought to remake their society on the basis of the principles of popular sovereignty and civic equality. The drama, success, and tragedy of their project, and of the attempts to arrest or reverse it, have attracted scholarly debate… See more details below

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The French Revolution is one of the great turning-points in modern history. Never before had the people of a large and populous country sought to remake their society on the basis of the principles of popular sovereignty and civic equality. The drama, success, and tragedy of their project, and of the attempts to arrest or reverse it, have attracted scholarly debate for more than two centuries.

So why was there a Revolution in 1789? Why did it prove so difficult to stabilize the new regime? What factors caused the Revolution to take its particular course? And what were the consequences, domestic and abroad, of a decade of revolutionary change? Featuring contributions from an international cast of acclaimed historians, A Companion to the French Revolution addresses these and other critical questions as it points the way to future scholarship.

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“The emerging global analysis of the French Revolution’s events and legacies expresses a new generation’s search for historical meanings in the transitional decades of 1775-1815. McPhee’s volume has no single theme or unifying vision, but its diversity suggests the continuing vitality of a field that is constantly fragmenting into new themes and perspectives.”  (H-France,  January 2014)

“The Revolution will never be exhausted as a subject of historical interest; this volume is an excellent survey of the current state of research.”  (Reference Reviews, 1 November 2013)

"Of greatest interest to specialists and graduate students, this will be an important acquisition for collections serving this readership. Summing Up: Essential. Upper-division undergraduates and above.”  (Choice, 1 October 2013)

“Highly recommended for anyone with an interest in the Revolution, but especially an interest in modern scholarship.”  (Reading Treasure, 5 March 2013)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118316221
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
10/02/2012
Series:
Blackwell Companions to European History
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
568
Sales rank:
1,273,606
File size:
1 MB

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