A Cultural History of the French Revolution

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Yale University Press, 1989 - Literary Criticism - 463 pages
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Kennedy (history, George Washington University) discusses a vast array of cultural activities, from painting, music, fiction, theater, and festivals, to philosophy, science, education, and religion. He traces the elements of continuity and change in both the popular and elite cultures from the Old Regime to the Restoration. Although the task may be too ambitious for a one volume treatment, Kennedy has done quite well in the attempt. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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Each of these books represents a revisionist approach to the French Revolution. Readers familiar with Doyle's works will not be surprised by this new volume, whose early chapters repeat much from his ... Read full review

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EMMET KENNEDY is Professor of European History at the George Washington University.

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