Short History of the French Revolution, A

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2006-01-01
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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For courses on the French Revolution. Written for today's undergraduates, this up-to-date survey of the French Revolution and Napoleonic Period offers a shorter, concise alternative to the longer, detailed texts more appropriate for advanced study. This text introduces students to the major events that comprise the story of the French Revolution; to the different ways in which historians have interpreted them; to the political, social, and cultural origins of the Revolution; and to the latest methodological approaches.

Table of Contents

The Origins of the French Revolution
The Collapse of the Absolute Monarchy, 1787-1789
The Revolutionary Rupture, 1789-1790
The Defeat of the Liberal Revolution, 1790-1792
The Convention and the Republic, 1792-1794
The Return to Order, 1794-1799
The Napoleonic Consulate, 1799-1804
The Napoleonic Empire, 1804-1815
The Revolutionary Heritage
Suggestions for Further Reading
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