A Short History of the French Revolution

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Pearson Education, 2006 - History - 168 pages
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For courses on the French Revolution.Written for today's undergraduates, this up-to-date survey of the French Revolution and Napoleonic Period offers a shorter, concise alternative to the longer, detailed texts more appropriate for advanced study. This text introduces students to the major events that comprise the story of the French Revolution; to the different ways in which historians have interpreted them; to the political, social, and cultural origins of the Revolution; and to the latest methodological approaches.

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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).

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