A Short History of the French Revolution

Front Cover
Prentice Hall, 1998 - History - 166 pages
9 Reviews
Beginning with the prerevolutionary crisis, Popkin leads readers through the dramatic events that led to the storming of the Bastille in 1789. Along the way, he discusses the effort to create a constitutional regime, the collapse of the new constitution, and the overthrow of the monarchy. This newly revised edition provides expanded discussion of the Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen and the king's trial. In addition, A Short History of the French Revolution: explores the Jacobin dictatorship and the Reign of Terror; examines the search for stability under the Directory; features in-depth coverage of Napoleon's Consulate and Empire; and looks at the long-term consequences of the Revolution for France and the world.

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
1
4 stars
6
3 stars
1
2 stars
1
1 star
0

Review: A Short History of the French Revolution (3rd Edition)

User Review  - Sean Chick - Goodreads

Excellent overview for those with only a minimum background on the French Revolution. Read full review

Review: A Short History of the French Revolution

User Review  - Rich - Goodreads

In only 163 pages, Popkin does an excellent job of capturing the essential facts of this complex, turbulent period. A very useful resource. Read full review

About the author (1998)

Jeremy D. Popkin is Professor of History and Chair of the Department at the University of Kentucky. He has published a number of books on French history and the history of the press, including The Right-Wing Press in France, 1792-1800 (1980), News and Politics in the Age of Revolution: Jean Luzac's "Gazette de Leyde" (1989), Revolutionary News: The Press in France, 1789-1799 (1990), A History of Modern France (1994), and A Short History of the French Revolution (1998). Popkin is also editor of Panorama of Paris: Selections from Le Tableau de Paris by Louis-Sebastien Mercier (Penn State, 1999).

Bibliographic information