Origins of the French Revolution

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9780198731757: Origins of the French Revolution

This text is a guide to what brought about the French Revolution, and to the debates of historians about the issue. It combines a full critical account of recent controversies with a fresh interpretation taking stock of where the debate has 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 opened the way to a "post-revisionist" approach focused on cultural change.

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William Doyle, Professor of History, University of Bristol.


"An excellent introduction to the Revolution."--E. McKinley, Asbury College

Praise for the first edition: "Required reading for all undergraduate and graduate students studying the French Revolution."--Choice

"From time to time a specialist succeeds in blending the many books and articles in his field in a synthesis worthwhile for any historian or any educated reader. William Doyle has done this in a brief, clear, and thoughtful book."--Journal of Modern History

"The book is well conceived and refreshing, and demonstrates Doyle's mastery of both older and more recent scholarship....An impressive piece of historical writing and an important contribution to French revolutionary scholarship."--The Historian

"His work will become a standard synthesis of recent scholarship on the causes of the Revolution."--Eighteenth-Century Studies

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Doyle, William
Published by Oxford University Press (1999)
ISBN 10: 0198731752 ISBN 13: 9780198731757
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