Liberty, Equality, Fraternity: Exploring the French Revolution / Edition 1

Liberty, Equality, Fraternity: Exploring the French Revolution / Edition 1

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by Jack R. Censer
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0271020881

ISBN-13: 9780271020884

Pub. Date: 03/28/2001

Publisher: Penn State University Press

Liberty, Equality, Fraternity offers readers an accessible and lively introduction to the French Revolution that is also grounded in the latest and most sophisticated historical scholarship. It does so through two paths—a book and a companion CD-ROM. The book gives a brief but comprehensive narrative of the Revolution. The CD-ROM offers readers an

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Liberty, Equality, Fraternity offers readers an accessible and lively introduction to the French Revolution that is also grounded in the latest and most sophisticated historical scholarship. It does so through two paths—a book and a companion CD-ROM. The book gives a brief but comprehensive narrative of the Revolution. The CD-ROM offers readers an unprecedented multimedia overview of the Revolution through images, primary documents, and song. Together they introduce readers to the fascinating story of the world’s first great revolution.

The book, written by Lynn Hunt and Jack Censer, preeminent authorities on the French Revolution, includes selected images and documents from the accompanying CD-ROM, prepared by the authors with the support of the Center for History and New Media at George Mason University and the American Social History Project at City University of New York. Features of the CD-ROM include primary documents (carefully chosen, translated, and placed in their proper historical contexts by a team of historians), songs, maps, and more than 300 images (caricatures, portraits, sculptures, and photographs of artifacts of material culture)—many previously available only to specialists in the field. These hard-to-find images, gathered from repositories in France and the United States, comprise an unparalleled and powerful visual record of the Revolution. Given the centrality of visual artifacts (imagery, symbolism, and print culture) to the history of the Revolution, and the inability of print reproduction to present such images with clarity and detail, the companion CD-ROM will provide an entry into the Revolution unavailable in any other form.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780271020884
Publisher:
Penn State University Press
Publication date:
03/28/2001
Edition description:
BK&CD-ROM
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

List of Imagesvii
List of Documentsix
Prefacexi
1France on the Eve of 1789: A Society in Crisis?1
Society and Social Tensions3
The Monarchy and Its Critics9
New Ideas14
Documents on equality and the Revolution21
Documents on the Damiens Affair28
Documents on the universality of rights35
2From Constitutional to Democratic Revolution, 1789-January 179349
The Revolution Begins50
The Constitutional Revolution54
The Fall of the Monarchy62
Documents on political clubs66
Documents on women and the Revolution75
Study in Images: "Down with the King!"82
3Terror, War, and Resistance85
The Committee of Public Safety86
The Republic of Virtue91
Resisting the Revolution95
The Fall of Robespierre and the End of the Terror, 1794-1799100
Documents on the Terror105
4The Revolution in the Colonies115
The Colonies Under the Old Regime117
Revolution in the French Colonies121
Documents on slavery and the Revolution129
5The Rise and Fall of Napoleon Bonaparte, 1799-1815139
Napoleon's Rise to Power140
From Consulate to Empire144
The Road to Waterloo and Final Defeat150
Documents on Napoleon159
6Legacies and Interpretations171
Political Legacies172
Scholarly Interpretations178
Documents on the Anglo-American response, from 1789 to the Terror186
Suggestions for Further Reading197
Index201

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