French Revolution / Edition 2

French Revolution / Edition 2

by J. M. Roberts, J. M. Roberts
     
 

In this book John Roberts studies the puzzling nature of what came to be called the French Revolution, with its Janus-like aspect, looking to past and future at the same time. The five main sections deal with the beginnings of the Revolution; the Revolution in France seen as a great disruption; the Revolution in France as the vehicle of continuity; the Revolution

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In this book John Roberts studies the puzzling nature of what came to be called the French Revolution, with its Janus-like aspect, looking to past and future at the same time. The five main sections deal with the beginnings of the Revolution; the Revolution in France seen as a great disruption; the Revolution in France as the vehicle of continuity; the Revolution abroad; and the Revolution as history and as myth.

This lively and authoritative book, which will appeal to the general readers and student of history alike, makes a significant and original contribution to our understanding of the French Revolution. This new edition takes into account the recent discoveries in regional and local revolutionary history, and includes a thoroughly updated bibliography.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780192892928
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
11/27/1997
Series:
Opus Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
1,477,965
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1. Beginning
2. The Revolution as discontinuity: (i) The Constituent
3. The Revolution as discontinuity (ii) The War
4. The Revolution as continuity
5. The Revolution at large
6. The Revolution as history and myth
Further reading in English
Table of major events and dates, 1787-1800
Index

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