Revolutionary France 1770-1880

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Wiley, Nov 6, 1995 - History - 642 pages
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Revolutionary France d is a vivid narrative history. It is also a radical reinterpretation of the period, and testimony to the power both of ideas and of personality in movements of the past.

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Revolutionary France, 1770-1880

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Historians of modern France know that the 19th century unfolded like a slowmotion replay of the great revolution of 1789. What is unique and original about this political history is that it places the ... Read full review

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A hefty tome that covers the different periods of Revolutionary France in some detail. There is more of a focus upon individual characters within the periods events than the events themselves. Lacking some detail in Napoleon's domestic policies throughout his reign.

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Francois Furet is Director of Studies at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris, and Professor of History at the University of Chicago. He is considered throughout the world to be the most outstanding living historian of the French Revolution.

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