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Liberty or death : the French Revolution

Author: Peter McPhee
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter McPhee
ISBN: 9780300189933 0300189931 9780300228694 0300228694
OCLC Number: 923796139
Description: xiii, 468 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Patchworks of Power and Privilege: France in the 1780s --
A World of Intellectual Ferment --
Mismanaging Crisis, 1785-88 --
The People's Revolution, 1789 --
Regenerating the Nation, 1789-90 --
The Revolution Triumphant, 1790 --
Fracturing Christ's Family: Religious Schism and the King's Flight, 1790-91 --
Fear and Fury, 1791-92, and a Second Revolution --
Republicans at the Crossroads, 1792-93 --
Liberty or Death: Choosing Sides in Violent Times, 1793 --
"Terror until the peace", July-October 1793 --
Saving a Republic of Virtue, October 1793-April 1794 --
Terror, Victory and Collapse, April-July 1794 --
Settling Scores: The Thermidorian Reaction, 1794-95 --
Men with a Stake in Society, 1795-97 --
The Great Nation and its Enemies, 1797-99 --
The Significance of the French Revolution.
Responsibility: Peter McPhee.

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