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The French Revolution

Author: Dave Martin
Publisher: London : Hodder Education, 2012.
Series: Enquiring history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book covers the turbulent history of France 1774-1802 and the bloody events of the revolution and counter-revolution that sent shock waves around Europe. Each enquiry tackles a discrete topic: together, the enquiries build a rounded and balanced picture of the causes, consequences, and historiography of the revolution. [back cover].
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dave Martin
ISBN: 9781444144543 1444144545
OCLC Number: 778273375
Description: 1 volume.
Contents: Machine generated contents note: 1.The French Revolution: The essentials --
Insight: Louis XVI, Marie Antoinette and the Royal family --
Insight: The Ancien Regime --
2.What were people complaining about in the early 1780s? --
3.Why did Louis XVI call the Estates-General? --
Insight: Paris --
centre of the Revolution --
4.What sort of revolution took place in 1789? --
Insight: David's painting The Tennis Court Oath (Le Serment du Jeu de Paume) --
5.What caused the French Revolution? --
Insight: How did people in Britain react to the Revolution? --
Insight: Revolutionary changes --
6.Was Louis XVI chiefly to blame for the failure of constitutional monarchy? --
Insight: The Revolution in the West Indies --
Insight: Revolutionary leaders --
7.Why did violence explode in August and September 1792? --
Insight: The `Machinery of Terror' --
Insight: Stimulus to the Terror --
the death of Marat --
8.Why did violence increase to become the Terror, 1793-94? --
Contents note continued: 9.How successful was the Directory, 1795-99? --
10.Did all revolutionaries share Robespierre's motives?.
Series Title: Enquiring history.
Responsibility: by Dave Martin.

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