Origins Of The French Revolution.

Origins Of The French Revolution

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ISBN details

  • ISBN 10: 0198731744
  • ISBN 13: 9780198731740


Overview

First published in 1980, this book rapidly established itself as the indispensable guide to what brought about the French Revolution, and to the debates of historians about the issue. It combined a full critical account of recent controversies with a fresh interpretation taking stock of wherethe debate had led. Since 1980 discussion among historians has continued as lively as ever, and has moved in directions scarcely explored at that time. The `revisionist' criticism which destroyed the classic mid-century consensus emphasizing the Revolution's social and economic origins has openedthe way to a `post-revisionist' approach focused on cultural change. This new edition brings the subject up to date with an extensisively rewritten survey of the historiography up to the present day, and a revised interpretation modified in the light of research by a new generation of scholars. It will thus remain the starting point for any serious study of thegreatest of all revolutions, which lies at the root of the modern political world. `important book . . . readable and perceptive analysis', Times Higher Education Supplement `His book is excellent, achieving the rare distinction of being both useful and revealing', Spectator `brief, clear, and thoughtful', Journal of Modern History

Other Details

  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Language: En
  • Edition: 3
  • Dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 5.50 (h) x 0.70 (d)
  • Pages: 248
  • Date Published: 1999
  • Authors: William Doyle