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A Short History of the French Revolution,9780136474210

A Short History of the French Revolution

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2nd
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9780136474210

ISBN10:
0136474217
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Paperback
Pub. Date:
9/1/1997
Publisher(s):
Pearson College Div
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Table of Contents

Preface ix
Chapter 1 The Origins of the French Revolution
1(20)
The Problems of the Monarchy
1(5)
The Failure of Reform
6(2)
Social Structure and Social Crisis
8(3)
The Third Estate
11(2)
The Lower Classes
13(2)
The Impact of the Philosophes
15(3)
The Growth of Public Opinion
18(2)
Notes
20(1)
Chapter 2 The Collapse of the Absolute Monarchy, 1787-1789
21(15)
The Pre-Revolution
21(2)
The Assembly of Notables
23(2)
From Failed Reforms to Revolutionary Crisis
25(1)
The Meeting of the Estates-General
26(3)
The Parliamentary Revolutionary
29(2)
The Storming of the Bastille
31(4)
Notes
35(1)
Chapter 3 The Revolutionary Rupture, 1789-1790
36(18)
The Concept of Revolution
36(1)
The "Abolition of Feudalism" and the Declaration of Rights
37(6)
The October Days
43(1)
The Accomplishments of the National Assembly, 1789-1791
44(3)
The Constitutional Debates
47(2)
The Expropriation of Church Lands and the Assignats
49(2)
The Civil Constitution of the Clergy
51(2)
Notes
53(1)
Chapter 4 The Defeat of the Liberal Revolution, 1790-1792
54(19)
The New Political Culture
54(3)
The King's Flight and the Crisis of 1791
57(1)
The End of the National Assembly
58(1)
The Legislative Assembly
59(3)
The Revolt Against Slavery
62(1)
The Move Toward War
63(2)
The Impact of War
65(1)
The Overthrow of the Monarchy
66(2)
Emergency Measures and Massacres
68(3)
The Failure of the Liberal Revolution
71(1)
Notes
72(1)
Chapter 5 The Convention and the Republic, 1792-1794
73(21)
The Trial of the King
74(3)
Popular Radicalism
77(1)
The Victory of the Montagnards
78(3)
Terror Becomes the Order of the Day
81(1)
The Dictatorship of the Committee of Public Safety
82(2)
Revolutionary Culture
84(3)
The Radical Revolution and the Social Order
87(2)
The Great Terror and Thermidor
89(2)
The Revolution Victorious
91(1)
Thermidor
92(1)
Notes
92(2)
Chapter 6 The Return to Order, 1794-1799
94(15)
The "Bourgeois Republic" and the Search for Order
94(1)
The Thermidorian Reaction
95(2)
The Defeat of the Sans-Culottes
97(1)
Counterrevolution and the Constitution of 1795
98(3)
The Directory
101(2)
The Directory and Europe
103(1)
The "Politics of the Balance"
104(2)
The "Second Directory"
106(1)
The Fall of the Directory
107(2)
Chapter 7 The Napoleonic Consulate, 1799-1804
109(13)
The Consul and the Consulate
110(2)
Napoleon's Career
112(1)
The Constitution of the Consulate
113(1)
Consolidation of Power
114(2)
The Peace of Amiens and the Concordat
116(3)
Elements of Opposition
119(2)
Notes
121(1)
Chapter 8 The Napoleonic Empire, 1804-1815
122(16)
The Resumption of War
124(1)
From Ulm to Tilsit
125(1)
The Continental System
126(1)
The Empire at Home
127(3)
Culture under the Empire
130(1)
The Social Bases of the Empire
131(2)
The Decline of the Empire
133(1)
The Invasion of Russia
134(1)
The Hundred Days
135(2)
Notes
137(1)
Chapter 9 The Revolutionary Heritage
138(12)
The Post-Revolutionary Settlement
139(1)
State and Nation
140(1)
The Broader Impact
141(1)
The French Revolution as History
142(1)
The Jacobin Historical Synthesis
143(2)
The Revisionist Critique
145(1)
Postrevisionist Studies of the Revolution
146(3)
Notes
149(1)
Suggestions for Further Reading 150(6)
Bibliographies, Journals, and General Reference Works 150(1)
Specialized Titles: Select Bibliography 151(5)
Index 156


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