Access to History France in Revolution / Edition 4

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The Access to History series is the most popular and trusted series for AS- and A-level history students. The new editions combine all the strengths of this well-loved series with a new design and features that allow all students access to the content and study skills needed to achieve exam success. This is a new edition of France in Revolution and has been fully updated and extended to cover the 2008 AS and A2 specifications for all examination boards. This title charts the long- and short-term causes of the French Revolution, the political, social, and economic impact of the Revolution itself, and the establishment of the Terror. There is also an additional chapter on Napoleonic rule in France from 1799 to 1815. Throughout the book, key dates, terms, and issues are highlighted, and historical interpretations of key debates are outlined. Summary diagrams are included to consolidate knowledge and understanding of the period, and exam-style questions and tips written by examiners for each examination board provide the opportunity to develop exam skills.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780340965856
  • Publisher: Hodder Education Publishers
  • Publication date: 9/1/2008
  • Series: A Hodder Arnold Publication Series
  • Edition description: In Print
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 216
  • Product dimensions: 6.80 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Dedication iv

Chapter 1 The Origins of the French Revolution 1

1 Long-term Causes of the French Revolution 1

2 Short-term Causes of the French Revolution 13

3 The Key Debate 19

Study Guide 21

Chapter 2 1789: The End of the Ancien Regime 27

1 The Estates-General 28

2 The Revolt in Paris 34

3 The Revolution in the Provinces 38

4 Dismantling the Ancien Regime 40

5 The Reaction of the Monarchy 43

6 The Key Debate 45

Study Guide 46

Chapter 3 The Constitutional Monarchy: Reforming France 1789-92 50

1 The Reform Programmes of the National Assembly 51

2 The Rise of the Jacobin and the Cordeliers 62

3 The Emergence of a Republican Movement 65

4 The Key Debate 70

Study Guide 72

Chapter 4 War, Revolt and the Overthrow of the Monarchy 1792-3 79

1 The Outbreak of War 80

2 The Overthrow of the Monarchy 84

3 The Republic at War 1792-3 92

4 The Key Debate 98

Study Guide 100

Chapter 5 Government by Terror 1793-4 105

1 Emergence of Government by Terror 106

2 The Dominance of the Sans-culottes 112

3 The Impact of the Terror 115

4 The Dictatorship of the Committee of Public Safety 122

5 The Overthrow of Robespierre 126

6 The Key Debate 130

Study Guide 132

Chapter 6 The Thermidorian Reaction and the Directory 1794-9 136

1 The Thermidorian Reaction 137

2 The Directory 145

3 The Coup of Brumaire and the Overthrow of the Directory 155

4 The Key Debate 160

Study Guide 163

Chapter 7 The Impact of the Revolution 166

1 The Dismantling of the Ancien Regime 166

2 The Economy 175

3 The French Army and Warfare 177

4 The Territorial Impact of the Revolution 178

5 The Ideological Impact of the Revolution 179

6 The KeyDebate 183

Chapter 8 Napoleon: Consulate and Empire 185

1 The Napoleonic System in France 185

2 The Establishment of the Napoleonic Empire 198

3 The Creation of the Napoleonic Empire in Europe 200

4 The Defeat and Downfall of the Empire 203

Study Guide 211

Glossary 215

Index 224

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