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Published: 28 November 2019

168 Pages | 11 black and white images


ISBN: 9780198840077

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The French Revolution: A Very Short Introduction

Second Edition

William Doyle

Very Short Introductions

  • Chronicles the unfolding events of the French Revolution, from the quarrels of the first revolutionaries with the king, to the Terror, to the rise of Napoleon
  • Explores why the French Revolution happened, and what factors led up to the initial outburst of violence
  • Considers how and why the revolution destroyed the age-old cultural, institutional and social structures in France
  • Part of the Very Short Introductions series - over ten million copies sold worldwide

New to this Edition:

  • Highlights the main developments in the field since the first edition
  • Includes a fully updated Further Reading section