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The Oxford history of the French Revolution

Author: William Doyle
Publisher: Princeton, NJ : Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Opening with the accession of Louis XVI in 1774, [this book] traces the history of France through revolution, terror, and counter-terror, to the triumph of Napoleon in 1802, and analyses the impact of events in France upon the rest of Europe. [It] shows how a movement which began with optimism and general enthusiasm soon became a tragedy, not only for the ruling orders, but for the millions of ordinary people all  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: William Doyle
OCLC Number: 235959561
Notes: Originally published: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2002. 2nd ed.
Description: 1 audio disc : digital, mono ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: France under Louis XVI --
Enlightened opinion --
Crisis and collapse, 1776-1788 --
Estates-General, September 1788-July 1789 --
Principles of 1789 and the reform of France --
Breakdown of the revolutionary consensus, 1790-1791 --
Europe and the revolution, 1788-1791 --
Republican revolution, October 1791-January 1793 --
War against Europe, 1792-1797 --
Revolt of the provinces --
Government by terror, 1793-1794 --
Thermidor, 1794-1795 --
Counter-revolution, 1789-1795 --
Directory, 1795-1799 --
Occupied Europe, 1794-1799 --
End to revolution, 1799-1802 --
Revolution in perspective --
Appendices: Chronology of the French Revolution; Revolutionary calendar; Revolution and its historians.
Other Titles: French Revolution
Responsibility: William Doyle.

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Opening with the accession of Louis XVI in 1774, this book traces the history of France through revolution, terror, and counter-revolution, to the triumph of Napoleon in 1802, and analyses the impact  Read more...

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truly a master narrative of this classical subject of historiography. * Alexander Pinwinkler, University of Salzburg * A fair, and remarkably complete, account of both the Revolution itself and the Read more...

 
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