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Oxford History of the French Revolution, The
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OXFORD HISTORY OF THE FRENCH REVOLUTION, THE

PAPERBACK BY DOYLE, PROFESSOR WILLIAM

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ISBN
9780199252985
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OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
 
 
EDITION
2ND REVISED EDITION
PUBLISHER
OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
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FORMAT
PAPERBACK
PAGES
496 pages
PUBLICATION DATE
28 NOV 2002

DESCRIPTION

This new edition of the most authoritative, comprehensive history of the French Revolution of 1789 draws on a generation of extensive research and scholarly debate to reappraise the most famous of all revolutions. Updates for this second edition include a generous chronology of events, plus an extended bibliographical essay providing an examination of the historiography of the Revolution. Opening with the accession of Louis XVI in 1774, the book traces the history of France through revolution, terror, and counter-revolution, to the triumph of Napoleon in 1802, and analyses the impact of events both in France itself and the rest of Europe. William Doyle shows how a movement which began with optimism and general enthusiasm soon became a tragedy, not only for the ruling orders, but for the millions of ordinary people all over Europe whose lives were disrupted by religious upheaval, and civil and international war. It was they who paid the price for the destruction of the old political order and the struggle to establish a new one, based on the ideals of liberty and revolution, in the face of widespread indifference and hostility.

CONTENTS

List of maps ; Preface ; 1. France under Louis XVI ; 2. Enlightened Opinion ; 3. Crisis and Collapse, 1776-1788 ; 4. The Estates-General, September 1788-July 1789 ; 5. The Principles of 1789 and the Reform of France ; 6. The Breakdown of Revolutionary Consensus, 1790-1791 ; 7. Europe and the Revolution, 1788-1791 ; 8. The Republican Revolution, October 1791-January 1793 ; 9. War Against Europe, 1792-1797 ; 10. The Revolt of the Provinces ; 11. Government by Terror, 1793-1794 ; 12. Thermidor, 1794-1795 ; 13. Counter-Revolution, 1789-1795 ; 14. The Directory, 1795-1799 ; 15. Occupied Europe, 1794-1799 ; 16. An End to Revolution, 1799-1802 ; 17. The Revolution in Perspective ; Notes ; Appendix I: Chronology of the French Revolution ; Appendix II: The Revolutionary Calendar ; Bibliography: The Revolution and its Historians ; Index