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This second edition of the most authoritative and comprehensive history of the French Revolution draws on a wealth of new research in order to reassess the greatest of all revolutions. It includes a generous chronology of events and an extended bibliographical essay providing an examination of the historiography of the Revolution. Beginning with the accession of Louis XVI in 1774, leading historian William Doyle traces the history of France through revolution, terror, and counter-terror, to the triumph of Napoleon in 1802, along the way analyzing the impact of these events in France upon the rest of Europe. He explores how a movement which began with optimism and general enthusiasm soon became a tragedy, not only for the ruling orders, but for millions of ordinary people all over Europe who paid the price for the destruction of the old political order and the struggle to establish a new one.

Highly readable and meticulously researched, The Oxford History of the French Revolution will provide new insight into one of the most important events in European history.

About the Author

William Doyle is Professor of History and Chairman of the School of History at the University of Bristol. He is author of Origins of the French Revolution, praised by Historian as "an impressive piece of historical writing and an important contribution to French revolutionary scholarship."

Table of Contents

List of maps

Preface

1. France under Louis XVI

2. Enlightened Opinion

3. Crisis and Collapse, 1776-1788

4. The Estates-General, September 1788-July 1789

5. The Principles of 1789 and the Reform of France

6. The Breakdown of Revolutionary Consensus, 1790-1791

7. Europe and the Revolution, 1788-1791

8. The Republican Revolution, October 1791-January 1793

9. War Against Europe, 1792-1797

10. The Revolt of the Provinces

11. Government by Terror, 1793-1794

12. Thermidor, 1794-1795

13. Counter-Revolution, 1789-1795

14. The Directory, 1795-1799

15. Occupied Europe, 1794-1799

16. An End to Revolution, 1799-1802

17. The Revolution in Perspective

Notes

Appendix I: Chronology of the French Revolution

Appendix II: The Revolutionary Calendar

Bibliography: The Revolution and its Historians

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780199252985
Author:
Doyle, William
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Author:
Null, William
Location:
Oxford
Subject:
Europe - France
Subject:
History
Subject:
France
Subject:
Europe
Subject:
Modern - 18th Century
Subject:
History, World | European | France
Subject:
Europe History 1789-1815.
Subject:
France History Revolution, 1789-1799.
Subject:
World History-France
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series Volume:
107-729
Publication Date:
20030831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
5 maps
Pages:
496
Dimensions:
5 x 7.6 x 1.4 in 0.8 lb

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