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The French Revolution : Rethinking the Debate - Gwynne Lewis

The French Revolution

Rethinking the Debate

Paperback Published: 16th July 2005
ISBN: 9780415054669
Number Of Pages: 144

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This is a short introduction to the French Revolution which covers social, economical and cultural aspects, as well as examining more recent intellectual and political analyses. Taking a broad approach, the author presents a serious interpretive essay, reviewing recent debates and reassessing the nature and impact of the events of 1798. The variety of historical interpretations, as well as the range of contexts in which the Revolution has been set are reviewed. The events and their interpretations are presented, with the conclusion explicating various orthodox' and more recent revisionist' approaches, providing readers with an intelligent resume to the Revolution and its historians.

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'Lewis introduces the reader to recent debates and his book will be a valuable addition to the extensive literature on the subject.' - Teaching History

'Gwynne Lewis provides the first short introductory history of the French Revolution to relate the social, cultural and economic to the intellectual and political.' - France in Print

'Sharp judgements and a racy style make this as concise and approachable an introduction to a complex topic as any student could desire' - William Doyle, University of Bristol

Prefacep. vii
Prefacep. ix
p. 1
Capitalism, Colonies and the Crisis of the Ancien Régimep. 3
The Birth of the Republic, 1787-92p. 19
War, Revolution and the Rise of the Nation-State, 1792-9p. 34
p. 55
The Political Economy of the Revolutionp. 57
Social Interpretations of the Revolutionp. 72
Revolutionary Culture: The Creation of 'L'homme Nouveau'p. 91
Conclusionp. 106
Notesp. 114
Select Bibliographyp. 123
Indexp. 127
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ISBN: 9780415054669
ISBN-10: 0415054664
Series: Historical Connections
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 144
Published: 16th July 2005
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 0.86
Weight (kg): 0.19
Edition Number: 1