Origins of the French Revolution

ISBN-10: 0198731744
ISBN-13: 9780198731740
Edition: 3rd 1999 (Revised)
Authors: William Doyle
List price: $62.00
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Book details

List price: $62.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/8/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.43" wide x 8.50" long x 0.55" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

First published in 1980, this book rapidly established itself as the indispensable guide for those seeking to learn what broughgt about the French Revolution--as well as those wanting to track the many debates had by historians on this issue. This new edition brings the subject up-to-date with an extensively rewritten survey of the historiography of the Revolution as it stands today, alongside a revised interpretation of this era that fully reflects the most current research. The book remains a vital starting point for anyone planning to seriously explore the greatest of all revolutions.

William Doyle is a writer and documentary producer whose previous book, Inside the Oval Office: The White House Tapes from FDR to Clinton, was a New York Times Notable Book. In 1998 he won the Writers Guild of America Award for Best TV Documentary for the A&E special "The Secret White House Tapes," which he cowrote and coproduced. He lives in New York City.

Introduction
Writings on Revolutionary Origins since 1939
The Classic Interpretation
Post-Revisionism
The Breakdown of the Old Regime
The Financial Crisis
The System of Government
Opposition
Public Opinion
Reform and its Failure 1787-88
The Struggle for Power
The Nobility
The Bourgeoisie
The Election Campaign September 1788- to May 1789
The Economic Crisis
The Estates-General, May and June 1789
The People of Paris
The Peasantry
Conclusion: The New Regime and its Principles
Abbreviations
Notes
Further Reading
Index of Authors Cited
General Index
Contributors

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