Liberty, Equality, Fraternity: Exploring the French Revolution

Liberty, Equality, Fraternity: Exploring the French Revolution

by Jack R. Censer, Lynn Hunt

Hardcover(Library Binding)


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780271020877
Publisher: Penn State University Press
Publication date: 03/28/2001
Pages: 232
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.75(d)

About the Author

Jack Censer is Professor of History at George Mason University. His many books include The French Press in the Age of Enlightenment (1994) and, most recently, an edited volume Visions and Revisions of Eighteenth- Century France (Penn State Press, 1997).

Lynn Hunt is Eugen Weber Professor of Modern European History at UCLA. Her many books include Politics, Culture, and Class in the French Revolution(1984).

Table of Contents

List of Imagesvii
List of Documentsix
1France on the Eve of 1789: A Society in Crisis?1
Society and Social Tensions3
The Monarchy and Its Critics9
New Ideas14
Documents on equality and the Revolution21
Documents on the Damiens Affair28
Documents on the universality of rights35
2From Constitutional to Democratic Revolution, 1789-January 179349
The Revolution Begins50
The Constitutional Revolution54
The Fall of the Monarchy62
Documents on political clubs66
Documents on women and the Revolution75
Study in Images: "Down with the King!"82
3Terror, War, and Resistance85
The Committee of Public Safety86
The Republic of Virtue91
Resisting the Revolution95
The Fall of Robespierre and the End of the Terror, 1794-1799100
Documents on the Terror105
4The Revolution in the Colonies115
The Colonies Under the Old Regime117
Revolution in the French Colonies121
Documents on slavery and the Revolution129
5The Rise and Fall of Napoleon Bonaparte, 1799-1815139
Napoleon's Rise to Power140
From Consulate to Empire144
The Road to Waterloo and Final Defeat150
Documents on Napoleon159
6Legacies and Interpretations171
Political Legacies172
Scholarly Interpretations178
Documents on the Anglo-American response, from 1789 to the Terror186
Suggestions for Further Reading197

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