A short history of the French Revolution

Front Cover
Prentice Hall, 1995 - History - 178 pages
0 Reviews
This concise, up-to-date survey of the French Revolution and the Napoleonic Period introduces the events of the revolution as well as its political, social, and cultural origins. KEY TOPICS: Incorporating the latest research, this volume covers everything from the pre-Revolutionary crisis and the storming of the Bastille to the effort to create a constitutional regime and the overthrow of the monarchy to the Jacobean dictatorship and the Reign of Terror to Napoleon's Consulate and Empire. It also examines the long-term consequences of the Revolution for France and the world. The second edition of A Short History of the French Revolution has been revised to include expanded coverage of several critical topics and greater coverage of the events leading up to the revolution and its early years. It also includes a wealth of important contemporaneous documents within the text where they are under discussion. An essential single-volume history of the French Revolution for any reader who wishes a greater understanding of the events and consequences of that period.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.


The Problem of Revenue
The Lower Classes

20 other sections not shown

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (1995)

Jeremy D. Popkin is the T. Marshall Hahn, Jr. Professor of History at the University of Kentucky. He is the author of several books, including "Revolutionary News: The Press in France, 1789-1799" and "History, Historians, and Autobiography,

Bibliographic information