Written for today's undergraduates, this up-to-date survey of the French Revolution and Napoleonic era offers a concise alternative to the longer texts geared to advanced study in the field. This text introduces students to the major events that comprise the story of the French Revolution; to the different ways in which historians have interpreted these event; to the political, social, and cultural origins of the Revolution; and to recent scholarship in the field.
About the Author
Jeremy D. Popkin, T. Marshall Hahn, Jr., professor of history at the University of Kentucky, is the author of books on the history of the press during the French Revolution and on the revolutionary era in the French colonies.
Table of Contents1. The Origins of the French Revolution.
2. The Collapse of the Absolute Monarchy, 1787-1789.
3. The Revolutionary Rupture, 1789-1790.
4. The Defeat of the Liberal Revolution, 1790-1792.
5. The Convention and the Republic, 1792-1794.
6. The Return to Order, 1794-1799.
7. The Napoleonic Consulate, 1799-1804.
8. The Napoleonic Empire, 1804-1815.
9. The Revolutionary Heritage.
Suggestions for Further Reading.