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Short History of the French Revolution

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ISBN-10: 0132884240

ISBN-13: 9780132884242

Edition: 1995

Authors: Jeremy D. Popkin

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This concise, up-to-date survey of the French Revolution and the Napoleonic Period introduces the events of the revolution as well as its political, social, and cultural origins. KEY TOPICS: Incorporating the latest research, this volume covers everything from the pre-Revolutionary crisis and the storming of the Bastille to the effort to create a constitutional regime and the overthrow of the monarchy to the Jacobean dictatorship and the Reign of Terror to Napoleon's Consulate and Empire. It also examines the long-term consequences of the Revolution for France and the world. The second edition of A Short History of the French Revolution has been revised to include expanded coverage of several critical topics and greater coverage of the events leading up to the revolution and its early years. It also includes a wealth of important contemporaneous documents within the text where they are under discussion. An essential single-volume history of the French Revolution for any reader who wishes a greater understanding of the events and consequences of that period.
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Book details

List price: $23.20
Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: Prentice Hall Books
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 7.09" wide x 9.45" long
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Jeremy D. Popkin is T. Marshall Hahn Jr. Professor of History at the University of Kentucky, and is the author of You Are All Free: The Haitian Revolution and the Abolition of Slavery (2010) and Facing Racial Revolution: Eyewitness Accounts of the Haitian Uprising (2008).

The Origins of the French Revolution
The Collapse of the Absolute Monarchy, 1787-1789
The Revolutionary Rupture, 1789-1790
The Defeat of the Liberal Revolution, 1790-1792
The Convention and the Republic, 1792-1794
The Return to Order, 1794-1799
The Napoleonic Consulate, 1799-1804
The Napoleonic Empire, 1804-1815
The Revolutionary Heritage
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