French Revolution, 1789-1804: Liberty, Authority and the Search for Stability / Edition 1

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This book is designed to move students quickly to the exciting thematic subjects at the center of current debate on the Revolution and the Counter-Revolution. After a short narrative focusing on continuities and ruptures inside the Revolution, the creation of a new political culture is covered in chapters on institutions, political participation, and rhetoric. Nigel Aston deliberately takes a wide perspective and is concerned throughout with the reception of Revolutionary values in Europe, in the French colonies, and the United States.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780333611760
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 11/27/2004
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Meet the Author

Nigel Aston is Reader in History at the University of Leicester.

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Table of Contents

List of Maps
• Preface
• Timeline
• Introduction
Part One: The Unfolding Of The Revolution, 1789-1802
• The End of the Monarchy, 1789-1792
• The Convention, 1792-1795
• An Attempt at Moderation: The Directory and the Consulate, 1795-1804
Part Two: The Creation Of A New Political Culture
• The Language and Signs of Revolution
• The Transformation of Institutions
• Changing Patterns of Political Participation
Part Three: The Revolution And Its Social Impact
• The Militarisation of France (The Nation in Arms)
• Violence, Vandalism, and Coercion
• The Economy and Society
Part Four: The Revolution And The Wider World
• The Impact on Europe
• The French Diaspora and the Wider World
• Conclusion
• Glossary
• Bibliography
• Index

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