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The French Revolution: A Very Short Introduction

Second Edition

William Doyle

November 2019

ISBN: 9780198840077

168 pages
Paperback
174x111mm

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Very Short Introductions

Price: £8.99

William Doyle 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. Considering how and why the revolution destroyed the age-old cultural, institutional, and social structures in France, Doyle also explores its lasting effects today.

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William Doyle 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. Considering how and why the revolution destroyed the age-old cultural, institutional, and social structures in France, Doyle also explores its lasting effects today.

  • 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

About the Author(s)

William Doyle, Emeritus Professor of History and Senior Research Fellow at the University of Bristol

William Doyle is Emeritus Professor of History and Senior Research Fellow at the University of Bristol. His recent books include Aristocracy and its Enemies in the Age of Revolution (2009), Napoleon Bonaparte (2015), and France and the Age of Revolution: Regimes Old and New from Louis XIV to Napoleon Bonaparte (2017). He is the editor of The Oxford Handbook of the Ancien Régime (2011).

Table of Contents

    1:Echoes
    2:Why it happened
    3:How it happened
    4:What it ended
    5:What it started
    6:Where it stands
    Timeline: Important dates of the French Revolution
    The Revolutionary Calendar
    Further reading
    Index

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