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Origins of the French Revolution By Professor William Doyle

Origins of the French Revolution
by Professor William Doyle

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An up-to-date guide to the latest research into the French Revolution's origins tracing the course of scholarly debate from 1939 to the present day. The "ancien regime" and the struggle for power which followed its disappearance as revealed by the most recent findings of scholars are also analyzed.
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Origins of the French Revolution by Professor William Doyle

After several decades of apparent consensus in the 1960s, the origins of the French Revolution became an area for disagreement and controversy among historians. During these disputes, many previously accepted ideas were called into question, but the contributions to the debate were scattered and often difficult to find. The first edition of this book, published in 1980, attempted to take stock of twenty years of debate, describe its evolution, and construct a new account of the Revolution's origins, incorporating the findings of the most recent discussion and research. This revised edition draws on the work which has appeared since, and whilst the broad lines of interpretation remain the same, a number of important points have been amended or reappraised in the light of continuing research. The initial chapter traces the course of scholarly controversies between 1939 and the present day; the rest of the book analyzes the "ancien regime" and the struggle for power which followed its disappearance, as revealed by the most recent findings of French, British and American scholars. Professor Doyle is also author of "The old European order 1660-1800".

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Table of Contents


Part 1 A consensus and its collapse - writings on revolutionary origins since 1939. Part 2 The breakdown of the old regime: the financial crisis; the system of government; opposition; public opinion; reform and its failure, 1787-88. Part 3 The struggle for power: the nobility; the bourgeoisie; the election, campaign, September 1788 to May 1789; the economic crisis; the estates-general, May and June 1789; the people of Paris; the peasantry; conclusion - the new regime and its principles. Abbreviations. Notes. Index of authors cited. General index.

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GOR010094946
Origins of the French Revolution by Professor William Doyle
Professor William Doyle
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Oxford University Press
1988-11-30
254
0198222831
9780198222835
N/A
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