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Citizens : a chronicle of the French Revolution

Author: Simon Schama
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 1990.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st Vintage Books edView all editions and formats
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Explores the French Revolution in terms of the vitality and infatuation with technology that motivated French citizenry toward change and the conflicting, strained economics frustrating their visions for France.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Simon Schama
ISBN: 0679726101 9780679726104
OCLC Number: 20454968
Description: xx, 948 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue: Powers of recall: forty years later --
PART ONE: ALTERATIONS: THE FRANCE OF LOUIS XVI: New men --
Blue horizons, red ink --
Absolutism attacked --
The cultural construction of a citizen --
The cost of modernity --
PART TWO: EXPECTATIONS: Body politics --
Suicides, 1787-1788 --
Grievances, Autumn 1788-Spring 1789 --
Improving a nation --
Bastille, July 1789 --
PART THREE: Reason and unreason, July-November 1789 --
Acts of faith, October 1789-July 1790 --
Departures, August 1790-July 1791 --
"Marsellaise": September 1791-August 1792 --
Impure blood, August 1792--January 1793 --
PART FOUR: VIRTUE AND DEATH: Enemies of the people? Winter-Spring 1793 --
"Terror is the order of the day" --
The politics of turpitude --
Chiliasm, April-July 1794 --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Simon Schama.
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Explores the French Revolution in terms of the vitality and infatuation with technology that motivated French citizenry toward change and the conflicting, strained economics frustrating their visions for France.

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