Synopses & Reviews
This book examines the politics of the French Revolutionary tradition in the early nineteenth century.
"This carefully nuanced, scrupulously researched study is written for advanced scholars of modern France." History
This book examines the politics of the French Revolutionary tradition in the early nineteenth century. The author argues that political struggle was not confined to the elite, and that the Restoration Liberal Opposition developed a reform tradition which was far more effective than the revolutionary tradition of conspiracy and insurrection.
Table of Contents
Introduction: open questions; 1. False starts and uncertain beginnings, from the first Restoration (May 1814) to the elections of September 1816; 2. Battle commences, from September 1816 to July 1820; 3. Self-defeating opposition, from July 1820 to February 1824; 4. Back on track, from March 1824 to January 1828; 5. Towards victory? January 1828 to July 1830; 6. Aftermath: liberal opposition and the July Revolution; Conclusion: revolutionary tradition.