France, 1789-1815: Revolution and Counterrevolution (Fontana history of modern France)

3.48 avg rating
( 25 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780001971783: France, 1789-1815: Revolution and Counterrevolution (Fontana history of modern France)

Challenging classical histories of the French Revolution, this revisionist work argues that any history and analysis of the period must give as much weight to counterrevolution as to revolution itself. Sutherland demonstrates that the effects of the Revolution varied greatly according to regional economies, social structures, and religious affiliations. The book examines how massive counterrevolutionary movements profoundly affected the course of the Revolution, leading to the failure of constitutional government and, ultimately, to an elitist dictatorship that paved the way for many of the struggles of the 19th century. Synthesizing an abundance of information in a refreshingly new light, students and scholars will welcome this bold study on a decisive twenty-five years in French and world history.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Donald M.G. Sutherland is a Professor of History, University of Maryland, College Park.

Review:

"A very good overview of the period."--Christine Adams, St. Mary's College of Maryland

"[A] useful revisionist interpretation of the Revolution."--Anthony Di Iorio, Georgetown University

"Marvelous. That rare textbook that is also an exemplary piece of scholarship, working a thesis, argument, and evidence into a topic that in lesser books would settle into little but narrative. Also extremely useful because it acknowledges the Napoleonic era as part of the Revolutionary
period."--Robert S. Babcock, Hastings College

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Sutherland, D. M. G.
Published by HarperCollins Distribution Ser (1985)
ISBN 10: 0001971786 ISBN 13: 9780001971783
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Distribution Ser, 1985. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110001971786

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 73.90
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

D. M. G. Sutherland
Published by HarperCollins Distribution Services (1985)
ISBN 10: 0001971786 ISBN 13: 9780001971783
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Distribution Services, 1985. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0001971786

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 95.88
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds