Origins of the French Revolution / Edition 3

Origins of the French Revolution / Edition 3

by William Doyle
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198731744

ISBN-13: 9780198731740

Pub. Date: 07/28/1999

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

First published in 1980, this book rapidly established itself as the indispensable guide to what brought about the French Revolution, and to the debates of historians about the issue. It combined a full critical account of recent controversies with a fresh interpretation taking stock of where the debate had led. Since 1980 discussion among historians has continued as…  See more details below

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First published in 1980, this book rapidly established itself as the indispensable guide to what brought about the French Revolution, and to the debates of historians about the issue. It combined a full critical account of recent controversies with a fresh interpretation taking stock of where the debate had led. Since 1980 discussion among historians has continued as lively as ever, and has moved in directions scarcely explored at that time. This new edition brings the subject up to date with an extensively rewritten survey of the historiography up to the present day, and a revised interpretation modified in the light of research by a new generation of scholars.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198731740
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
07/28/1999
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
248
Sales rank:
395,371
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 5.50(h) x 0.70(d)
Lexile:
1490L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Introduction1
Pt. IWritings on Revolutionary Origins since 19393
1The Classic Interpretation5
2Revisionism10
3Post-Revisionism35
Pt. IIThe Breakdown of the Old Regime43
4The Financial Crisis45
5The System of Government54
6Opposition65
7Public Opinion76
8Reform and its Failure, 1787-178891
Pt. IIIThe Struggle for Power109
9The Nobility111
10The Bourgeoisie121
11The Election Campaign, September 1788 to May 1789131
12The Economic Crisis148
13The Estates-General, May and June 1789157
14The People of Paris166
15The Peasantry178
16Conclusion: The New Regime and its Principles189
Abbreviations197
Notes197
Further Reading226
Index of Authors Cited229
General Index233

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