Access to History: France in Revolution

Access to History: France in Revolution

Paperback Access to History

By (author) Dylan Rees, By (author) Duncan Townson

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  • Publisher: HODDER EDUCATION
  • Format: Paperback | 232 pages
  • Dimensions: 173mm x 239mm x 13mm | 476g
  • Publication date: 1 September 2008
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0340965851
  • ISBN 13: 9780340965856
  • Edition: 4, Revised
  • Edition statement: 4th Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: Illustrations, maps
  • Sales rank: 51,729

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Ensure your students have access to the authoritative and in-depth content of this popular and trusted A Level History series. For over twenty years Access to History has been providing students with reliable, engaging and accessible content on a wide range of topics. Each title in the series provides comprehensive coverage of different history topics on current AS and A2 level history specifications, alongside exam-style practice questions and tips to help students achieve their best. The series: - Ensures students gain a good understanding of the AS and A2 level history topics through an engaging, in-depth and up-to-date narrative, presented in an accessible way. - Aids revision of the key A level history topics and themes through frequent summary diagrams - Gives support with assessment, both through the books providing exam-style questions and tips for AQA, Edexcel and OCR A level history specifications and through FREE model answers with supporting commentary at Access to History online (www.accesstohistory.co.uk) France in Revolution This title charts the long- and short-term causes of the French Revolution, the political, social and economic impact of the Revolution itself and the establishment of the Terror. There is also an additional chapter on Napoleonic rule in France from 1799-1815.

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Dylan Rees and Duncan Towson

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'Studied at A-Level, this textbook gives a strongly detailed analysis of the poltical intrigue, incidents and events that stirred the passions of the Revolutionary Mob towards the years of the Directory. Sensibly organised to concentrate attention on periods of transition, this book is useful in providing overall summaries in different formats and tailor-made guides to notemakeing on the chapter in question, along with provision of sample questions and responses. Definately recommended.' Amazon reviewer

Table of contents

Dedication Chapter 1 - The Origins of the French Revolution 1- Long-term Causes of the French Revolution 2- Short-term Causes of the French Revolution 3- The Key Debate Study Guide Chapter 2 - 1789: The End of the 'Ancien Regime' 1- The Estates-General 2- The Revolt in Paris 3- The Revbolution in the Provinces 4- Dismantling the 'Ancien Regime' 5- The Reaction of the Monarchy 6- The Key Debate Study Guide Chapter 3 - The Constitutional Monarchy: Reforming France 1789-92 1- The Reform Programmes of the National SAsembly 2- The Rise of the Jacobin and the Cordeliers 3- The Emergence of a Republican Movement 4- The Key Debate Study Guide Chapter 4 - War, Revolt and the Overthrow of the Monarchy 1792-3 1- The Outbreak of War 2- The Overthrow of the Monarchy 3- The Republic at War 1792-3 4- The Key Debate Study Guide Chapter 5 - Government by Terror 1793-4 1- Emergence of Government by Terror 2- The Domincancy of the 'Sans Culottes' 3- The Impact of the Terror 4- The Dictatorship of the Committee of Public Safety 5- The Overthrow of Robespierre 6- The Key Debate Study Guide Chapter 6 - The Thermidorian Reaction and the Directory 1794-9 1- The Thermidorian Reaction 2- The Directory 3- The 'Coup' of Brumaire and the Overthrow of the Directory 4- The Key Debate Study Guide Chapter 7 - The Impact of the Revolution 1- The Dismantling of the 'Ancien Regime' 2- The Economy 3- The French Army and Warfare 4- The Territorial Impact of the Revolution 5- The Ideological Impact of the Revolution 6- The Key Debate Chapter 8 - Napoleon: Consulate and Empire 1- The Napoleonic System in France 2- The Establishment of the Napoleonic Empire 3- The Creation of the Napoleonic Empire in Europe 4- The Defeat and Downfall of the Empire Study Guide Glossary Index