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McPhee, Peter 1948-

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Works: 41 works in 269 publications in 5 languages and 9,321 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Sources  Conference papers and proceedings  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Interviewee
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Most widely held works by Peter McPhee
The French Revolution, 1789-1799 by Peter McPhee( )

24 editions published between 2001 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,816 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book provides a succinct yet up-to-date and challenging approach to the French Revolution of 1789-1799 and its consequences. Peter McPhee provides an accessible and reliable overview and one which deliberately introduces students to central debates among historians.The book has two main aims. One aim is to consider the origins and nature of the Revolution of 1789-99. Why was there a Revolution in France in 1789? Why did the Revolution follow its particular course after 1789? When was it 'over'? A second aim is to examine the significance of the Revolutionaryperiod in accelerating the decay of Ancien Regime society. How 'revolutionary' was the Revolution? Was France fundamentally changed as a result of it?Of particular interest to students will be the emphasis placed by the author on the repercussions of the Revolution on the practives of daily life: the lived experience of the Revolution. The author's recent work on the environmental impact of the Revolution is also incorporated to provide a lively, modern, and rounded picture of France during this critical phase in the development of modern Europe
Liberty or death : the French Revolution by Peter McPhee( Book )

16 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 1,302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The French Revolution has fascinated, perplexed and inspired for more than two centuries. It was a seismic event that radically transformed France and sent shock waves across the world. In this provocative new history, Peter McPhee draws on a lifetime's study of eighteenth-century France and Europe to create an entirely fresh account of the world's first great modern revolution: its origins, drama, complexity and significance. Was the Revolution a major turning point in French--even world--history, or was it instead a protracted period of violent upheaval and warfare that wrecked millions of lives? McPhee evaluates the Revolution within a genuinely global context: Europe, the Atlantic region, and even farther. He acknowledges the key revolutionary events that unfolded in Paris, yet also uncovers the varying experiences of French citizens outside the gates of the city: the provincial men and women whose daily lives were altered (or not) by developments in the capital. Enhanced with evocative stories of those who struggled to cope in unpredictable times, McPhee's deeply researched book investigates the changing personal, social and cultural world of the eighteenth century. His startling conclusions redefine and illuminate both the experience and the legacy of France's transformative age of revolution."--Jacket
The French Revolution and Napoleon : a sourcebook by Philip G Dwyer( )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 1,274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The upheavals, terror, and drama of the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic period restructured politics and society on a grand scale, making this the defining moment for modern European history." "This volume collects together a wide selection of primary texts to explain the process behind the enormous changes undergone by France and Europe between 1787 and 1815 - from the Terror to the Counter-Revolution and from Marie-Antoinette to Robespierre and Bonaparte. While bringing the impact of historical events to life, the editors provide a clear outline of the period through key documents and lucid introductory passages and commentary. They illustrate the meaning of the Revolution for peasants, sans-culottes, women, and slaves, as well as placing events within a wider European context."--Jacket
Robespierre : a revolutionary life by Peter McPhee( Book )

30 editions published between 1900 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 1,255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For some historians and biographers, Maximilien Robespierre (1758-1794) was a great revolutionary martyr who succeeded in leading the French Republic to safety in the face of overwhelming military odds. For many others, he was the first modern dictator, a fanatic who instigated the murderous Reign of Terror in 1793-1794. This masterful biography combines new research into Robespierre's dramatic life with a deep understanding of society and the politics of the French Revolution to arrive at a fresh understanding of the man, his passions, and his tragic shortcomings. The author gives special attention to Robespierre's formative years and the development of an iron will in a frail boy conceived outside wedlock and on the margins of polite provincial society. Exploring how these experiences formed the young lawyer who arrived in Versailles in 1789, the author discovers not the cold, obsessive Robespierre of legend, but a man of passion with close but platonic friendships with women. Soon immersed in revolutionary conflict, he suffered increasingly lengthy periods of nervous collapse correlating with moments of political crisis, yet Robespierre was tragically unable to step away from the crushing burdens of leadership. Did his ruthless, uncompromising exercise of power reflect a descent into madness in his final year of life? McPhee reevaluates the ideology and reality of 'the Terror, ' what Robespierre intended, and whether it represented an abandonment or a reversal of his early liberalism and sense of justice. -- Book Jacket
A companion to the French Revolution by Peter McPhee( )

30 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 902 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The French Revolution is one of the great turning-points in modern history. Never before had the people of a large and populous country sought to remake their society on the basis of the principles of popular sovereignty and civic equality. The drama, success, and tragedy of their endeavor, and of the attempts to arrest or reverse it, have attracted scholarly debate for more than two centuries. Why did the Revolution erupt in 1789? Why did it prove so difficult to stabilize the new regime? What factors caused the Revolution to take its particular course? And what were the consequences, domestic and international, of a decade of revolutionary change? Featuring contributions from an international cast of acclaimed historians, A Companion to the French Revolution addresses these and other critical questions as it points the way to future scholarship
A social history of France, 1789-1914 by Peter McPhee( )

17 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is the first to synthesize in English the most recent research into the social history of France, from the collapse of the Ancient Regime to the consolidation of the Third Republic. By placing relations of power at the heart of his analysis, the author offers a new and coherent perspective on the relationship between political upheaval, economic change, the construction of new ideologies of gender and ethnicity, and daily life. The book offers to students a lively and clear introduction to this complex and fascinating society and provides specialists with a model for the interpretation of French social history
A social history of France, 1780-1880 by Peter McPhee( Book )

17 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and French and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is the first to synthesize in English the most recent research into the social history of France, from the collapse of the Ancien Regime to the consolidation of the Third Republic. By placing relations of power at the heart of his analysis, the author offers a new and coherent perspective on the relationship between political upheaval, economic change, the construction of new ideologies of gender and ethnicity, and daily life. The book offers to students a lively and clear introduction to this complex and fascinating society and provides specialists with a model for the interpretation of French social history."--Publisher description
Living the French Revolution, 1789-1799 by Peter McPhee( Book )

22 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What did it mean to live through the French Revolution? This is a new narrative account of the Revolution which probes the lived experience of revolutionary upheaval for the people of France's village and country towns. Peter McPhee draws on a vast range of material to listen to how working people understood, participated in or rejected the Revolution."
Revolution and environment in Southern France, 1780-1830 : peasants, lords, and murder in the Corbières by Peter McPhee( Book )

20 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Secondly, much of the cleared land was used for vineyards, suggesting the importance of far-reaching changes initiated by the poorest sections of the community."--Jacket
The politics of rural life : political mobilization in the French countryside, 1846-1852 by Peter McPhee( Book )

19 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the first full scholarly study of rural politics in France during the Second Republic (1848-1952). The Revolution of 1848 and the subsequent liberation of political life changed the face of mass politics in rural France. Unprecedented numbers of French men and women participated in legal and illegal forms of political activity during a period of protracted crisis ultimately resolved by a military coup d'etat. Peter McPhee's book draws on hundreds of regional studies to examine the large-scale political mobilizations of right and left in the countryside, and offers a new synthesis and interpretation of these years. Dr. McPhee shows that rural politics were both more complex and more threatening to urban elites than has been generally recognized. This is a lucid and challenging analysis of a turbulent period in modern French history and its long-term social and political consequences
'Pansy' : a life of Roy Douglas Wright by Peter McPhee( Book )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

GardenGuides offers information on the pansy (Viola x wittrockiana). This annual has lightly scented flowers in a large range of colors. They grow well in sun or semi-shade and can tolerate cool weather. GardenGuides highlights the propagation technique, light required, flower color, bloom time, height, width, and soil requirements
The French Revolution in a Mediterranean community : Collioure 1780-1815 by Peter McPhee( Book )

6 editions published in 1989 in French and English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les semailles de la République dans les Pyrénées-Orientales, 1846-1852 : classes sociales, culture et politique by Peter McPhee( Book )

5 editions published in 1995 in French and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyse la précoce républicanisation des Pyrénées-Orientales au XIXe siècle. Rigoureux et novateur, ce livre s'inscrit au côté des études régionales majeures consacrées à la Seconde République
Max Crawford's School of History : proceedings of a symposium held at the University of Melbourne 14 December 1998 by Stuart Macintyre( )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

R.M. Crawford was Professor of History at The University of Melbourne from 1937 to 1970. During these decades he built a school which through its graduates was to have a profound influence on the teaching of history in Australian universities and schools. In December 1998 thirty historians and former students gathered to reflect on 'Max Crawford's School of History'
Proceedings of the Fifth George Rude Seminar in French History, Wellington, 26-29 August 1986 by George Rudé Seminar in French History( Book )

5 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A bibliography of the history of women in France by Jane M Beer( Book )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

160 years: 160 stories : brief biographies of 160 remarkable people associated with the University of Melbourne by Juliet Flesch( Book )

3 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

60 Years: 160 Stories provides an insight into the University of Melbourne community from its foundation to the present day through the lives of people associated with every aspect of the University. Scholars and athletes, doctors and priests, actors and musicians, philosophers and linguists, administrators and student activists are among those whose lives are described. The reader will find well - known names and unsung heroes and heroines. All contributed to the Melbourne Experience of their time and form part of the kaleidoscope of University life
150 years, 150 stories : brief biographies of one hundred and fifty remarkable people associated with the University of Melbourne by Juliet Flesch( Book )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Revolution and Environment in Southern France by Peter McPhee( )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the forty years after the Revolution of 1789, the peasants and former seigneurs of the isolated and arid region of the Corbieres, Languedoc, fought a protracted battle over the consequences of revolutionary change. Central to this conflict was control of the rough hillsides or garrigues used as sheep pastures, which the poorer peasantry seized and cleared. This social conflict culminated in the murder of two nobles by a band of villagers in the aftermath of the Revolution of 1830. Professor McPhee's book highlights two significant new perspectives on the Revolution of 1789. First, the actio
Gabian, 1760-1960 : une communauté languedocienne dans l'histoire by Peter McPhee( Book )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in French and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The French Revolution, 1789-1799
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The French Revolution and Napoleon : a sourcebookA social history of France, 1789-1914Living the French Revolution, 1789-1799Revolution and environment in Southern France, 1780-1830 : peasants, lords, and murder in the CorbièresThe politics of rural life : political mobilization in the French countryside, 1846-1852'Pansy' : a life of Roy Douglas WrightRevolution and Environment in Southern France
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