A Concise History of the French Revolution / Edition 1

A Concise History of the French Revolution / Edition 1

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by Sylvia Neely
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0742534111

ISBN-13: 9780742534117

Pub. Date: 12/28/2007

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742534117
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
12/28/2007
Series:
Critical Issues in World and International History Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
312
Sales rank:
310,565
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

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

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