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French Revolution 1787-1804, The
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FRENCH REVOLUTION 1787-1804, THE

PAPERBACK BY JONES, P. M.

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ISBN
9781408204382
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EDITION
2ND EDITION
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TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD
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FORMAT
PAPERBACK
PAGES
216 pages
PUBLICATION DATE
01 JUL 2010

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┬ This is an admirable precis of what happened during the Revolution [and] a dispassionate attempt to explain why things took that particular course.┬ English Historical Review The French Revolution can be seen as an enormous explosion of civic energy with huge ramifications for the rest of the world. In this balanced and accessible account, P.M Jones: Considers the build-up of pressure between 1787 and 1789 as the power of the ancien regime began to crumbleAnalyses the dramatic events that began with the taking of the Bastille in 1789 and led to the establishment of a radical new orderExamines the demise of the Republic in 1804 and assesses the wider significance of the revolutionary decade At the core of the Revolution lay the realisation among ordinary men and women that the human condition was not fixed until the end of time, but could be altered for the better. However, it was soon discovered that the task of building a new and better society would require huge amounts of effort and ingenuity ┬ as well as suffering on a massive scale. This new edition of P.M. Jones┬ s authoritative overview has been significantly revised to include new material on politics, state violence, the army and citizenship in the French Caribbean colonies. In addition, it includes an expanded selection of original documents and illuminating contemporary images. P. M. JONES is Professor of French History at the University of Birmingham. He has written extensively on the French Revolution and French rural history.

CONTENTS

Acknowledgements ChronologyWho┬ s WhoGlossary Maps Part One1 THE SETTING Part Two 2 REFORM OR REVOLUTION, 1787┬ 1789? Gripping the Nettle of ReformResistance to the Royal Will The Nation Awakes Countdown to a Revolution 3 RENEWAL, 1789┬ 1791 Ending the Ancien Regime Building the NationExpanding Horizons Towards a Political Settlement 4 THE FAILURE OF CONSENSUS, 1791┬ 1792 The Flight and its Aftermath Managing the New Regime The Fall of the MonarchyCitizenship in the Colonies 5 WAR AND TERROR, 1792┬ 1794 A Jacobin Republic Reactions in the Departments TerrorRepression 6 THE SEARCH FOR STABILITY, 1795┬ 1799 A Thermidorian Republic ┬ La Grande Nation┬ Rule by CoupOpponents 7 CONSOLIDATION, 1799┬ 1804 Brumaire Building AfreshA New Order Towards Dictatorship Part Three 8 THE ASSESSMENTPART FOURDOCUMENTS GUIDE TO FURTHER READING REFERENCES INDEX