Reform and Revolution in France: The Politics of Transition, 1774-1791

Reform and Revolution in France: The Politics of Transition, 1774-1791

by Peter M. Jones, Peter Jones
     
 

This textbook has been written to help teachers and students to pilot their way through the enormous and ever expanding literature on the French Revolution. The author makes a conscious effort to combine social and political interpretations of the origin of the Revolution and offers a synthesis which takes full account of current debates. He also seeks to restore the… See more details below

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This textbook has been written to help teachers and students to pilot their way through the enormous and ever expanding literature on the French Revolution. The author makes a conscious effort to combine social and political interpretations of the origin of the Revolution and offers a synthesis which takes full account of current debates. He also seeks to restore the Revolution to its domestic environment. Notwithstanding the powerful contemporary myth of rupture, the author argues that the dramatic events of 1789 need to be considered alongside the reform achievements of Bourbon absolute monarchy. The result is a new account of the gestation of the Revolution which is both up-to-date and satisfying in its range of vision.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521453226
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/28/2009
Pages:
292
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.83(d)

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Table of Contents

List of illustrations
Preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction1
1Government12
2Society50
3Economy80
4Reformers and the reform constituency107
5Towards 'a truly national representation', 1787-1789139
6The National Assembly, 1789-1791175
7The political culture of revolution215
Conclusion237
Notes247
Bibliography261
Index272

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