For courses on the French Revolution.
Written for today's undergraduates, this up-to-date survey of the French Revolution and Napoleonic era offers a concise alternative to the longer texts geared to advanced study in the field. 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 these event; to the political, social, and cultural origins of the Revolution; and to recent scholarship in the field.
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Written on a level appropriate for today's undergraduates, this up-to-date survey of the French Revolution and Napoleonic period offers a shorter, more concise alternative to the long, detailed texts more suited to advanced study. It introduces students to the major events that make up 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.From the Back Cover:
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Book Description Pearson, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 5th. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0205693571
Book Description Prentice Hall, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 5th edition. 168 pages. 8.90x5.90x0.50 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # 4-0205693571
Book Description Pearson, 2009. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: PREFACE CHAPTER 1: THE ORIGINS OF THE FRENCH REVOLUTION The Problems of the Monarchy The Failure of Reform Social Structure and Social Crisis The Third Estate The Lower Classes New Ideas and New Ways of Living The Growth of Public Opinion Notes CHAPTER 2: THE COLLAPSE OF THE ABSOLUTE MONARCHY, 1787-1789 The Prerevolution The Assembly of Notables From Failed Reforms to Revolutionary Crisis The Meeting of the Estates-General The Parliamentary Revolution The Storming of the Bastille Notes CHAPTER 3: THE REVOLUTIONARY RUPTURE, 1789-1790 The Concept of Revolution The "Abolition of Feudalism" and the Declaration of Rights The October Days The Accomplishments of the National Assembly, 1789-1791 The Constitutional Debates The Expropriation of Church Lands and the Assignats The Civil Constitution of the Clergy Notes CHAPTER 4: THE DEFEAT OF THE LIBERAL REVOLUTION, 1790-1792 The New Political Culture The King's Flight and the Crisis of 1791 The End of the National Assembly The Legislative Assembly The Revolt in the Colonies and Unrest at Home The Move toward War The Impact of War The Overthrow of the Monarchy Emergency Measures and Revolutionary Government The Failure of the Liberal Revolution Notes CHAPTER 5: THE CONVENTION AND THE REPUBLIC, 1792-1794 The Trial of the King Mounting Tensions The Victory of the Montagnards Terror Becomes the Order of the Day The Dictatorship of the Committee of Public Safety Revolutionary Culture The Radical Revolution and the Social Order The Great Terror and Thermidor The Revolution Victorious Thermidor Notes CHAPTER 6: THE RETURN TO ORDER, 1794-1799 The "Bourgeois Republic" and the Search for Order The Thermidorian Reaction The Defeat of the Sans-Culottes Counterrevolution and the Constitution of 1795 The Directory The Directory, Europe, and the Colonies The "Politics of the Balance" The "Second Directory" The Fall of the Directory CHAPTER 7: THE NAPOLEONIC CONSULATE, 1799-1804 The Consul and the Consulate Napoleon's Career The Institutions of the Consulate Consolidation of Power The Peace of Amiens and the Concordat Elements of Opposition Notes CHAPTER 8: THE NAPOLEONIC EMPIRE, 1804-1815 The Resumption of War From Ulm to Tilsit The Continental System The Empire at Home Culture under the Empire The Social Bases of the Empire The Decline of the Empire The Invasion of Russia The Hundred Days Note CHAPTER 9: THE REVOLUTIONARY HERITAGE The Postrevolutionary Settlement State and Nation The Revolution's Impact in the World The French Revolution as History The Jacobin Historical Synthesis The Revisionist Critique Postrevisionist Studies of. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0205693571