Paris, the Provinces and the French Revolution / Edition 1

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Tensions between Paris and the provinces have played a significant role in French history. This book examines the effect of the French Revolution in the provinces, on the tensions between provincial interests and those of Paris, and the mediations of different political cultures, which ensured that provincial France made a distinctive contribution to the history of the Revolutionary years.

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"Gracefully written and thoughtful."—History: Review of New Books
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780340564349
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 1/30/2004
  • Series: A Hodder Arnold Publication
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.57 (d)

Meet the Author

Alan Forrest is Profesor of Modern History at the University of York, UK

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Table of Contents

Map of the departments of France in 1790
1 The Revolution and provincial France 1
2 Centralization and diversity in the eighteenth century 14
3 The provinces and the crisis of the ancien regime 37
4 The spread of popular revolution 56
5 The promise of devolution 76
6 The diffusion of revolutionary politics 96
7 Revolutionary priorities in Paris and the Provinces 119
8 The revolt of the provinces 142
9 Jacobinism, centralism and Terror 161
10 Centre and periphery under the Directory 182
11 Paris and the provinces: the image of the other 204
12 The Revolution and the growth of regional identity 223
Bibliography 230
Index 249
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