Concise History of French Revolution

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In this excellent introduction to the French Revolution, historian Sylvia Neely shows how particular political choices during that period led to reform, revolution, terror, and dictatorship. The profound transformations in government and society during the revolution forced the French to come up with new ways of thinking about their place in the world and led to what we know today as liberalism, conservatism, terrorism, and nationalism.

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Neely combines in one slim volume a clear narrative history with analysis and a few judicious forays into the thickets of revolutionary historiography. An invaluable resource—a good basic text for a survey course, and an outstanding text for professionals. Highly recommended.
H-France Review
A welcome addition to the growing number of short textbook treatments of the French Revolution. Instructors offering undergraduate courses on the subject will want to consider adopting this text for the classroom. It is a serious effort to concisely summarize a complex historical event. The text presupposes no prior knowledge of the French Revolution, is written in clear, approachable prose, and is enhanced by easily readable grayscale maps, refreshingly new images, and a detailed timeline.
Journal Of Social History
A thoughtful, well-written introduction to the Revolution.
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Table of Contents

Part 1 Introduction Chapter 2 The Ancien Regime, its Critics and Supporters Chapter 3 The Financial Crisis Chapter 4 The Estates General and the General Assembly Chapter 5 Creating the New Regime Chapter 6 Polarization and the Flight to Varennes Chapter 7 The Failure of Constitutional Government Chapter 8 The Convention Chapter 9 Terror and War Chapter 10 Thermidor and the Directory

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