The French Revolution: Rethinking the Debate

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Taylor & Francis, Nov 1, 2002 - History - 144 pages
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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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About the author (2002)

Gwynne Lewis is a much respected historian who is Emeritus Professor at The University of Warwick. She has also taught in Canada and in Tanzania.

Her works include 'The Second Vendee' (Clarendon Press, 1978); The Advent of Modern Capitalism in France 1770-1840' (Clarendon Press, 1993) and 'The French Revolution: Rethinking the Debate' (Routledge, 1993)

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