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French Society in Revolution 1789-1799 By David Andress

French Society in Revolution 1789-1799
by David Andress

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This study plots a narrative course through the French Revolution examining the elements behind the breakdown of the 18th-century monarchic state. Engaging with the late-1990s historical research, it presents a picture of the tensions throughout the revolutionary decade.
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French Society in Revolution 1789-1799 by David Andress

In recent years historians have been drawn to the political culture of dictatorial violence surrounding this period in French history, at the expense of recognizing the profound liberation, and ultimate social transformation, that the period represented for the French people. This work aims to retrieve the social history of the French Revolution from unjustified neglect. This study plots a narrative course through a turbulent time, examining both the structural and cultural elements behind the breakdown of the 18th-century monarchic state and its aristocratic social system. Engaging with the late-1990s historical research, it presents a picture of the tensions evolving in this system and tracks elements of conflict throughout the revolutionary decade. The limitations and failings of revolutionary attempts at liberation are confronted, particularly in the fields of gender and the treatment of poverty, and the beliefs and situations that hindered efforts to create a genuine political community are analyzed. The Revolution is firmly acknowledged as failing within its own time to fulfil its goals, but the continual attempts by counter-revolutionaries to destroy it must be recalled as part of the explanation for this. Ultimately, the Revolution is seen as having long-term benefits for the French population and for European society.

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About David Andress


David Andress is Lecturer in Modern European History at the University of Portsmouth

Table of Contents


France before the revolution; reform and politicization before 1789; the Great Year of Revolution - 1789; the Reconstructive Project and the political landscape in 1790; dissent, radicalization and the descent to war, 1791-2; war and the Girondin Republic, 1792-3; Terror and the Jacobin Republic, 1793-4; the quest for social order - Thermidor to Brumaire, 1794-1799.

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GOR005319843
French Society in Revolution 1789-1799 by David Andress
David Andress
New Frontiers
Used - Good
Hardback
Manchester University Press
1999-04-01
256
0719051908
9780719051906
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The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine.