The French Revolution

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Grove Press, 1991 - History - 224 pages
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In The French Revolution, the distinguished historian George Rude turns his penetrating eye to one of the most cataclysmic events of modern history, presenting a cogent survey of the revolution, of the Reign of Terror and the dictatorship that ensued, and of the revolution's ultimate, enduring impact on Western history. The French Revolution is an indispensable study of his pivotal era and of its lasting impact on the world.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
n Opening Years
25
1ll Constitutional Monarchy
59
The Struggle for Power
71
Napoleon
127
v1 The Revolution and Europe
143
vn The Revolution and the Wider World
175
Index of Main Characters
185
Glossary
191
Notes
199
Bibliography
209
Index
215
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George Rude (1910-93) was professor emeritus of history at Concordia University and author of many books, including "The Crowd in the French Revolution" and "Revolutionary Europe". Harvey J. Kaye is Rosenberg Professor of Social Change and Development at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. His books include "The British Marxist Historians" and "The Education of Desire: Marxists and the Writing of History".

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