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  • French Revolution 1787-1804, The
    French Revolution 1787-1804, The


This classic, well-respected volume from theSeminar Studiesseries has been fully revised and brought up-to-date with recent scholarship. Contains valuable primary source material Includes a Who's Who, Timeline, and Glossary of Key Terms In the new, attractive Seminar Studies format

Author Biography

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.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsp. x
Chronologyp. xi
Who's Whop. xx
Glossaryp. xxv
Mapsp. xxix
p. 1
The Settingp. 3
p. 17
Reform or Revolution, 1787-89?p. 19
Gripping the nettle of reformp. 19
Resistance to the royal willp. 21
The nation awakesp. 25
Countdown to a revolutionp. 28
Renewal, 1789-91p. 32
Ending the ancien régimep. 33
Building the nationp. 36
Expanding horizonsp. 41
Towards a political settlementp. 42
The Failure of Consensus, 1791-92p. 47
The flight and its aftermathp. 47
Managing the new regimep. 50
The fall of the monarchyp. 55
Citizenship in the coloniesp. 59
War and Terror, 1792-94p. 63
A Jacobin republicp. 64
Reactions in the departmentsp. 66
Terrorp. 69
Repressionp. 72
The Search for Stability, 1795-99p. 77
A Thermidorian republicp. 78
'La grande nation'p. 82
Rule by coupp. 85
Opponentsp. 89
Consolidation, 1799-1804p. 92
Brumairep. 93
Building afreshp. 96
A new orderp. 98
Towards dictatorshipp. 101
p. 105
The Assessmentp. 107
Documentsp. 119
A Royal Reprimandp. 120
Imaging the Ancien Régime Body Politicp. 120
Fundamental Laws According to the Parlement of Parisp. 121
Defining the Nationp. 122
Fixing a Framework for the Estates Generalp. 123
Swansong of the Aristocracyp. 123
Forward-Looking Noblesp. 125
Backward-Looking Noblesp. 126
Parish Grievancésp. 128
The New Doctrine of Rightsp. 131
Church Reformp. 133
What the King Really Thought About the Revolutionp. 134
Parting of the Ways in the Champ de Marsp. 135
Overthrow of the Monarchyp. 136
What is a Sans-Culotte?p. 138
The Popular Programmep. 138
Legislating Revolutionary Governmentp. 140
Scorched Earth Treatment for Rebelsp. 142
Crisis in the Sections of Parisp. 143
Civic Culture in the Making?p. 143
Managing 'La Grande Nation'p. 144
State of the Country in the Aftermath of Brumairep. 145
Regaining Controlp. 147
Marking out the New Civil Orderp. 149
Further Readingp. 153
Referencesp. 159
Indexp. 165
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