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French Society in Revolution 1789-1799 : New Frontiers - David Andress

French Society in Revolution 1789-1799

New Frontiers

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Published: 1st April 1999
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"French Society in Revolution" aims to retrieve the social history of the French Revolution from unjustified neglect. The book examines both the structural and cultural elements behind the breakdown of the eighteenth-century monarchic state and its aristocratic social system. Engaging with the latest historical research, it presents a picture of the tensions evolving in this system, and tracks elements of conflict throughout the revolutionary decade. The Revolution is firmly acknowledged as failing, within its own time, to fulfill its goals, but ultimately it is seen as having long-term benefits for the French population and for European society.

Acknowledgementsp. vii
Chronologyp. ix
Biographiesp. xix
Introductionp. 1
France before Revolutionp. 9
Reform and politicisation before 1789p. 29
The great year of Revolution - 1789p. 49
The reconstructive project and the political landscape in 1790p. 69
Dissent, radicalisation and the descent to war, 1791-1792p. 89
War and the Girondin Republic, 1792-1793p. 108
Terror and the Jacobin Republic, 1793-1794p. 126
The quest for social order - Thermidor to Brumaire, 1794-1799p. 146
Conclusionp. 161
Selected documentsp. 167
Bibliographical essayp. 200
Indexp. 211
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ISBN: 9780719051913
ISBN-10: 0719051916
Series: New Frontiers
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 1st April 1999
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.8  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.32