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Citizens By Simon Schama

Citizens
by Simon Schama

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A narrative history of the French Revolution by the author of "Patriots and Liberators" and "The Embarrassment of Riches". Drawing on resources of social and cultural history, Schama focuses on the transformation of the initial euphoric vision of the Revolution into the reality of the Terror.
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Citizens: A Chronicle of the French Revolution by Simon Schama

From the author of "The Embarrassment of Riches", this is a history of the French Revolution. At the heart of this account is the story of the transformation of "subjects" to "citizens". The author aims to show a France infatuated with novelty and technology in the midst of dramatic economic change. The darkening of the original euphoric vision of liberty into a scenario of hunger, anger, terror and death is the author's theme, as he draws on available material of social and cultural history. "Citizens" was winner of the 1990 NCR Book Award for Non-Fiction, which is considered to be the most lucrative literary prize given in this country.

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GOR001185830
Citizens: A Chronicle of the French Revolution by Simon Schama
Simon Schama
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
1990-05-14
976
0140087281
9780140087284
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