The subject of the origins of the French Revolution is one of the most important and controversial themes in European history.
This fresh critical appraisal begins with a masterly exposition and assessment of recent scholarly debate on the subject, followed by a lucid analysis, supported by documentary evidence, of the multiple stresses which undermined the Old Regime.
The author concludes that a revolution was unavoidable because the Old Regime was incapable of reforming fundamental defects in its political structures, but it was the contingent circumstances of 1788-9 that made the Revolution unexpectedly radical.
|Publisher:||University of Wales Press|
|Series:||University of Wales Press - Past in Perspective Series|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.40(d)|