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Concise History of the French Revolution

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ISBN-10: 0742534103

ISBN-13: 9780742534100

Edition: 2008

Authors: Sylvia Neely

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In this excellent introduction to the French Revolution, historian Sylvia Neely shows how particular political choices during that period led to reform, revolution, terror, and dictatorship. The profound transformations in government and society during the revolution forced the French to come up with new ways of thinking about their place in the world and led to what we know today as liberalism, conservatism, terrorism, and nationalism.
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Book details

List price: $26.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/28/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 312
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Understanding the French Revolution
The Ancien Regime, Its Critics and Supporters
The Ancien Regime
The Tax System
The Nobility and the Bourgeoisie
The Enlightenment and Public Opinion
The Church and Jansenism
Conclusion
The Financial Crisis
Foreign Policy and War
Reform and the Maupeou Revolution
Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette
Louis XVI's Government
Necker and the American Revolution
The Assembly of Notables
Lomenie de Brienne
Calling the Estates General
Conclusion
The Estates General and the National Assembly
Calling the Estates General
Elections and Cahiers
Meeting of the Estates General
The Struggle over the National Assembly
The Fall of the Bastille
The Night of August 4
Conclusion
Creating the New Regime
The Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen
The Development of Factions
The October Days
Reorganizing the Nation
The King and the Military
The Civil Constitution of the Clergy
Conclusion
Polarization and the Flight to Varennes
The Clerical Oath
The Flight to Varennes
Political Clubs and the Growth of Republicanism
Aftermath of the Flight to Varennes
Legislative Assembly
Conclusion
The Failure of Constitutional Government
The New Government under the Constitution
Brissot and the Girondins
The Coming of War
Women and the Revolution
Colonial and Economic Policies
The Revolution of August 10, 1792
Conclusion
The Convention
The September Massaces and Valmy
The Convention
The Fate of the King
Responses to the Revolution
Crisis of 1793
Marat and the Purging of the Convention
The Federalist Revolt
The Death of Marat
Conclusion
Terror and War
Beginning of the Terror
The Committee of Public Safety Consolidates Its Power
Dechristianization and the Calendar
Destruction and Creation of Culture
The War and the Civil War
The Attack on the Factions
The Great Terror
The Fall of Robespierre
Why the Terror?
Thermidor and the Directory
Thermidorian Reaction
Constitution of the Year III
Politics under the Directory
Religion and Education under the Directory
War, Foreign Policy, and Generals
Egypt and the Second Coalition
Brumaire
Conclusion
Chronology
Notes
Select Bibliography
Index
About the Author