Citizens: A Chronicle of the French Revolution

Citizens: A Chronicle of the French Revolution

Paperback(Reprint)

$30.55 $32.00 Save 5% Current price is $30.55, Original price is $32. You Save 5%.
View All Available Formats & Editions
Want it by Friday, November 16 Order now and choose Expedited Shipping during checkout.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780679726104
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/28/1990
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 976
Sales rank: 296,707
Product dimensions: 6.31(w) x 9.12(h) x 1.64(d)

About the Author

Simon Schama is University Professor of Art History and History at Columbia University and the prize-winning author of seventeen books, including The Embarrassment of RichesCitizensLandscape and MemoryRembrandt's Eyes, the History of Britain trilogy and The Story of the Jews. He is a contributing editor of the Financial Times and his award-winning television work as writer and presenter for the BBC includes the fifteen-part A History of Britain and the eight-part, Emmy-winning Power of Art.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews

Citizens: A Chronicle of the French Revolution 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This excellent book should appeal to both the scholar and the interested amateur student of history with its fascinating depiction of the causes, events, and personalities of the French Revolution. The hundreds of illustrations serve the text very well. This is serious history that reads like a novel--a very long and complex novel, to be sure.

It has its faults; I would have preferred that it continue the history of the Revolution at least to the beginning of the Directory rather than conclude with an abrupt cutoff (no pun intended) at the death of Robespierre and the end of the Terror. And there are some minor but glaring errors of fact that should have been caught by the author, editor, or even copy editor. But overall, a grand and ambitious history.

literarysarah on LibraryThing 3 months ago
Simon Schama is a master historian whose detailed account of the French Revolution remains engaging to the end. I recommended this book to three coworkers and now they're all Simon Schama fans. Lucky for us, he's a prolific writer and continues to choose fascinating topics to explore.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago