The storming of the Bastille, the fall of the monarchy, the use of the guillotine - the French Revolution was one of the most exciting, dramatic and violent periods in modern history. This Seminar Study provides students with an introduction to the revolution.
The French Revolution was one of the most exciting, dramatic and violent periods in modern history and has been the subject of intense political and intellectual debate ever since. This new Seminar Study provides students with an accessible, succinct and historiographically up-to-date introduction to the events leading up to the revolution, as well as the revolution itself and its aftermath.Beginning with the visible crumbling of monarchical power in 1787, and ending with the death of the republic in 1804, the book captures the medium as well as short-term processes of Revolutionary change. The extra-European dimensions of citizenship and slavery are covered, as well as gender issues.
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PART ONE: INTRODUCTION PART TWO: Reform or Revolution, 1787-1789? The Nettle of Reform The Nation Awakes Count Down to Revolution Renewal, 1789-1791 Ending the Ancien Regime Building the Nation Towards a Political Settlement The Failure of Consensus, 1791-1792 The Flight and its Aftermath Managing the New Regime The Fall of the Monarchy War & Terror, 1792-1794 A Jacobin Republic Reactions in the Departments Terror and Repression The Search for Stability, 1795-1799 A Thermidorian Republic 'La Grande Nation' Rule by Coup Consolidation, 1799-1804 Brumaire Building Anew Towards Dictatorship PART THREE The Assessment PART FOUR Documents PART FIVE Glossary Who's Who Guide to Further Reading References
The French Revolution: 1787-1804 by Peter Jones
Seminar Studies In History
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