French Revolution

French Revolution

by Dave Martin


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This title covers the turbulent history of France from 1774 to 1802 and the revolutionary events and larger than life individuals whose ideas and actions sent shock waves around Europe. Each enquiry tackles a discrete topic which together build a rounded and balanced picture of the causes, the course, the consequences, and the historiography of the revolution. As William Doyle puts it: 'There are few periods in history when so many benevolent intentions led to such unintended chaos and destruction, ...'How and w hy did this happen? What can we learn from it? What has the French Revolution got to say to us today?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781444144543
Publisher: Hodder Education
Publication date: 03/14/2013
Pages: 142
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Dave Martin is an experienced teacher, author and trainer with extensive experience of A level examinations.

Academic Consultant: Dr Marisa Linton is Reader in History, Kingston University.

Table of Contents

1 The French Revolution: The essentials
2 What were people complaining about in the early 1780s?
3 Why did Louis XVI call the Estates-General?
4 What sort of revolution took place in 1789?
5 What caused the French Revolution?
6 Was Louis XVI chiefly to blame for the failure of constitutional monarchy?
7 Why did violence explode in August and September 1792?
8 Why did violence increase to become the Terror, 1793-94?
9 How successful was the Directory, 1795-99?
10 Did all revolutionaries share Robespierre's motives?
Conclusion: Does the French Revolution still matter?

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