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The A to Z of the French Revolution

The A to Z of the French Revolution

  • Author: Paul R. Hanson
  • Publisher: Scarecrow Press
  • ISBN: 1461716063
  • Category: History
  • Page: 424
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The French Revolution remains the most examined event and period in world history. Most historians would argue that it was the first "modern" revolution, an event so momentous that it changed the very meaning of the word revolution to its current connotation of a political and/or social upheaval that marks a decisive break with the past, moving the society in a forward or progressive direction. No revolution has occurred since 1789 without making reference to this first revolution, and most have been measured against it. When revolution shook the foundations of the Old Regime in France, shock waves reverberated throughout the western world. The A to Z of the French Revolution examines the causes and origins; the roles of significant persons; crucial events and turning points; important institutions and organizations; and the economic, social, and intellectual factors involved in the event that gave birth to the Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen, the introduction of universal manhood suffrage, and the Napoleonic Empire. An introductory essay, chronology, and comprehensive bibliography complement the more than 400 cross-referenced dictionary entries, making this a great resource for students and history enthusiasts alike.

A Concise History of the French Revolution

A Concise History of the French Revolution

  • Author: Sylvia Neely
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 9780742534117
  • Category: History
  • Page: 287
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This concise yet rich introduction to the French Revolution explores the origins, development, and eventual decline of a movement that defines France to this day. Through an accessible chronological narrative, Sylvia Neely explains the complex events, conflicting groups, and rapid changes that characterized this critical period in French history. She traces the fundamental transformations in government and society that forced the French to come up with new ways of thinking about their place in the world, ultimately leading to liberalism, conservatism, terrorism, and modern nationalism. Throughout, the author focuses on the essential political events that propelled the Revolution, at the same time deftly interweaving the intellectual, social, diplomatic, military, and cultural history of the time. Neely explains how the difficult choices made by the royal government and the revolutionaries alike not only brought on the collapse of the Old Regime but moved the nation into increasingly radical policies, to the Terror, and finally to the rise of Napoleon Bonaparte. Written with clarity and nuance, this work offers a deeply knowledgeable understanding of the political possibilities available at any given moment in the course of the Revolution, placing them in a broad social context. All readers interested in France and revolutionary history will find this an engaging and rewarding read.

Betrachtungen über die französische Revolution

Betrachtungen über die französische Revolution

  • Author: Edmund Burke,Friedrich von Gentz
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: France
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History of Europe from the Commencement of the French Revolution in 1789 to the Restauration of the Bourbons in 1815

History of Europe from the Commencement of the French Revolution in 1789 to the Restauration of the Bourbons in 1815

  • Author: Archibald Alison
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
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France Before the Revolution

France Before the Revolution

  • Author: J. H. Shennan
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • ISBN: 9780415119450
  • Category: Foreign Language Study
  • Page: 48
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Covers the period between Louis XIV's death in 1715 and the outbreak of the French Revolution in 1789

The History of the Revolution in France. Translated ... by J. White. The Second Edition

The History of the Revolution in France. Translated ... by J. White. The Second Edition

  • Author: Jean Paul RABAUT SAINT-ÉTIENNE,James WHITE (Translator.)
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
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  • Page: 383
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A Critical Dictionary of the French Revolution

A Critical Dictionary of the French Revolution

  • Author: François Furet,Mona Ozouf
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • ISBN: 9780674177284
  • Category: History
  • Page: 1063
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The French Revolution--that extraordinary event that founded modern democracy--continues to provoke a reevaluation of essential questions. This volume presents the research of a wide range of international scholars into those questions. 58 color illustrations, 10 halftones.

History of Europe from the Commencement of the French Revolution in M.DCC.LXXXIX to the Restoration of the Bourbons in M.DCCC.XV.

History of Europe from the Commencement of the French Revolution in M.DCC.LXXXIX to the Restoration of the Bourbons in M.DCCC.XV.

  • Author: Sir Archibald Alison
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Europe
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The French Revolution and the Birth of Modernity

The French Revolution and the Birth of Modernity

  • Author: Ferenc Fehér
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 9780520071209
  • Category: History
  • Page: 289
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The majority of these papers were originally published in Social Research, v. 56, no. 1, spring 1989.

History of Europe from the Commencement of the French Revolution in 1789, to the Restoration of the Bourbons in 1815

History of Europe from the Commencement of the French Revolution in 1789, to the Restoration of the Bourbons in 1815

  • Author: Archibald Alison
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Europe
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Reform and Revolution in France

Reform and Revolution in France

The Politics of Transition, 1774-1791

  • Author: Peter Jones
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521459426
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 275
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This textbook has been written to guide teachers and students through the enormous and ever expanding literature on the French Revolution. The author combines social and political interpretations of the origins of the Revolution and offers a synthesis that takes full account of current debates. He also seeks to restore the Revolution to its domestic surroundings, and argues that the dramatic events of 1789 need to be considered alongside the reform achievements of Bourbon absolute monarchy.

Work and Revolution in France

Work and Revolution in France

The Language of Labor from the Old Regime to 1848

  • Author: William Hamilton Sewell
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521299510
  • Category: History
  • Page: 340
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Sewell synthesizes the material on the social history of the French labor movement from its formative period to the first half of the 19th century. Centers on the Revolutions of 1789, 1830 and 1848.

History's Locomotives

History's Locomotives

Revolutions and the Making of the Modern World

  • Author: Martin Malia,Terence Emmons
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • ISBN: 9780300126907
  • Category: History
  • Page: 360
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This masterful comparative history traces the West’s revolutionary tradition and its culmination in the Communist revolutions of the twentieth century. Unique in breadth and scope, History’s Locomotives offers a new interpretation of the origins and history of socialism as well as the meanings of the Russian Revolution, the rise of the Soviet regime, and the ultimate collapse of the Soviet Union. History’s Locomotives is the masterwork of an esteemed historian in whom a fine sense of historical particularity never interfered with the ability to see the large picture. Martin Malia explores religious conflicts in fifteenth- and sixteenth-century Europe, the revolutions in England, American, and France, and the twentieth-century Russian explosions into revolution. He concludes that twentieth-century revolutions have deep roots in European history and that revolutionary thought and action underwent a process of radicalization from one great revolution to the next. Malia offers an original view of the phenomenon of revolution and a fascinating assessment of its power as a driving force in history.

Modernity and Revolution in Late Nineteenth-century France

Modernity and Revolution in Late Nineteenth-century France

  • Author: Barbara T. Cooper
  • Publisher: University of Delaware Press
  • ISBN: 9780874134476
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 170
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"Bringing together contributions by scholars from the United States, Canada, and Europe, this work deals with the literary and artistic productions of the French Second Empire and the Third Republic along with their historical ramifications. The writers and artists whose works are analyzed here sought in highly self-conscious ways to revolutionize the traditional practices of their art, at times looking to the future for their inspiration and at times seeking it in the past. This collection attempts to elucidate this experimentation and its cultural implications." "The first set of essays, under the heading "Fins-de-siecle," examines works by Huysmans, Villiers de l'isle-Adam, Jules Verne, and Rachilde. Focusing on such matters as gender, technology and its impact on aesthetico-philosophical problems, irony, and the definition of modernism, these studies point out provocative parallels between the end of the last century and those of our own so-called postmodern times." "The second group of essays derives its unity not from the study of a single genre, but from a common interest in voice and dialogue. From an analysis of the prophetic utterances that link the texts in Flaubert's Trois contes to an examination of the connections between Baudelaire's and Gautier's writings on makeup and art, each essay here underscores the importance of dialogism and context." "The last set of essays looks at the way the past is "written" by literary historians, governments, novelists, and polemicists. Focusing on such writers as Hugo, Zola, Valles, Drumont, Mery, and Gyp, the contributors lead readers to understand some of the ways in which literary reputations and linguistic classifications, anti-Semitism, and historical events can be manufactured and manipulated." "Selected from papers presented at the fifteenth annual Colloquium in Nineteenth-Century French Studies held at the University of New Hampshire in 1989, these essays reflect not only the broad spectrum of interests that characterizes contemporary scholarly endeavor, but also the diversity of theoretical views and critical approaches that is the hallmark of late twentieth-century scholarship."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

History of Europe from the Commencement of the French Revolution in M.DCC.LXXXIX. to the Restoration of the Bourbons in M.DCCC.XV.

History of Europe from the Commencement of the French Revolution in M.DCC.LXXXIX. to the Restoration of the Bourbons in M.DCCC.XV.

  • Author: Archibald Alison
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Europe
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Children of the Revolution

Children of the Revolution

The French, 1799-1914

  • Author: Robert Gildea
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • ISBN: 9780674032095
  • Category: History
  • Page: 540
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A thoughtful history follows the generation that tried to come up with a stable regime after the trauma of 1789 and reveals how the collective recognition of the Revolution's costs galvanized the French to achieve consensus in a new republic.

History of Napoleon Bonaparte, and Wars of Europe from the Revolution in France to the Termination of the Late Wars

History of Napoleon Bonaparte, and Wars of Europe from the Revolution in France to the Termination of the Late Wars

  • Author: W. B. Heweston
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category:
  • Page: 551
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The Coming of the Terror in the French Revolution

The Coming of the Terror in the French Revolution

  • Author: Timothy Tackett
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • ISBN: 0674736559
  • Category: History
  • Page: 463
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How did the French Revolution’s ideals of liberty, equality, and fraternity descend into violence and terror? Timothy Tackett offers a new interpretation of this turning point in world history. Penetrating the mentality of Revolutionary elites on the eve of the Terror, he reveals how suspicion and mistrust escalated and helped propel their actions.

France Between the Wars

France Between the Wars

Gender and Politics

  • Author: Sian Reynolds
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134798318
  • Category: History
  • Page: 296
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First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.