The Aftermath of the French Revolution

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Twenty-First Century Books, Sep 1, 2008 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 160 pages
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The French Revolution violently overthrew France's rule by kings, and its aftermath set the stage for dramatic change in France and around the globe???establishing the expectation that societies should and could be ruled by democratic, representative government free from hereditary rulers and the exercise of arbitrary power. In their firm pursuit of human liberty, the French revolutionaries also paved the way for the rise of the middle class, the diminishing political power of the Catholic Church, the end of feudalism, the establishment of an organized national army, and the emergence of a new and modern sense of national identity. Follow the dramatic story from the guillotine executions of the revolutionary years through the ups and downs of revolutionary aftermath that led to the emergence of the modern democratic French Republic.
  

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Contents

The KlNG MUST DlE
4
SWEEPING CHANGES
23
WAR WITH EUROPE
30
The TERROR
42
A FRIGHTFUL MESS
61
THE DIRECTORY TAKES OVER
75
ORDER IN THE AFTERMATH
81
IMPACT ON NEIGHBORING NATIONS
95
FARREACHING INFLUENCE
109
THE LEGACY OF
123
Timeline
131
Source Notes
141
Bibliography
148
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JAMES R. ARNOLD is the author of 10 books on military history, the most recent of which is The Armies of U.S. Grant. Napoleon Conquers Austria completes his two-volume account of the Emperor's decisive 1809 campaign.

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