The French Revolution remains one of the most examined events in world history. Most historians would argue that it was the first "modern" revolution, an event so momentous that it gave the word revolution its current connotation of a political and/or social upheaval that marks a decisive break with the past and moves a society in a forward or progressive direction. When revolution shook the foundations of the Old Regime in France, shock waves reverberated throughout the Western world.
Historical Dictionary of the French Revolution examines the causes and origins; roles of significant - and often colorful - people; crucial events and turning points; significant institutions and organizations; and economic, social, and intellectual factors involved in the conflict. An introductory essay, chronology, and comprehensive bibliography complement the more than 400 dictionary entries, making this a great resource for students and history enthusiasts alike.
Recommended. Academic libraries. * CHOICE *
In this useful reference for a general or student readership, Hanson...not only identifies people and institutions important to the French Revolution, he also explicates concepts and events. Hanson provides an introduction discussing the origins and legacy of the Revolution, a chronology, and an extensive bibliography to supplement the dictionary entries. The entries are cross-referenced. * Reference and Research Book News *
...an accessible and information-packed guide to that momentous upheaval dividing the early modern and the modern eras in European history....This compact tome excels by what it offers in plain language and with little fanfare - a succinct chronology and introduction; 400 cross-referenced dictionary entries; and a comprehensive bibliography of journal articles, monographs, and edited works....One of the great advantages of the bibliography is that it is wisely divided into useful categories reflecting the various stages of the Revolution from the "Old Regime in Crisis" to "International Reactions to the Revolution." Libraries and scholars working on the French Revolution will want to acquire this excellent reference guide. * American Reference Books Annual *
This very useful volume is accessible to anglophone undergraduates with little background on the sublect, but also has much to offer the more advanced reader. * The French Review, vol. 79 *
1 Editor's Foreword 2 Acknowledgments 3 Chronology 4 Introduction 5 The Dictionary 6 Bibliography 7 About the Author
Series: Historical Dictionaries of War, Revolution, and Civil Unrest
Number Of Pages: 424
Published: 27th July 2004
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.1 x 16.8
Weight (kg): 0.63