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    DescriptionOne of the great landmarks of modern history publishing, Simon Schama's "Citizens: A Chronicle of the French Revolution" is the most authoritative social, cultural and narrative history of the French Revolution ever produced. "Monumental ...provocative and stylish, Simon Schama's account of the first few years of the great Revolution in France, and of the decades that led up to it, is thoughtful, informed and profoundly revisionist". (Eugen Weber, "The New York Times Book Review"). "The most marvellous book I have read about the French Revolution". (Richard Cobb, "The Times"). "Dazzling - beyond praise - He has chronicled the vicissitudes of that world with matchless understanding, wisdom, pity and truth, in the pages of this marvellous book". (Bernard Levin, "Sunday Times"). "Provides an unrivalled impression of the currents and contradictions which made up this terrible sequence of events". (Antony Beevor, "Express"). Simon Schama is University Professor in Art History and History at Columbia University in New York, and one of the best-known scholars in Britain in any field. He is the prize-winning author of numerous books, including "Dead Certainties (Unwarranted Speculations)", "Landscape and Memory", "Rembrandt's Eyes" and three volumes of "A History of Britain". He is also the writer-presenter of historical and art-historical documentaries for BBC Television. He lives outside New York City with his wife and children.


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    Title
    Citizens
    Subtitle
    A Chronicle of the French Revolution
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Simon Schama
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 848
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 46 mm
    Weight: 540 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780141017273
    ISBN 10: 0141017279
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15500
    BIC subject category V2: HBLL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JF
    BIC subject category V2: JPWQ, HBTV
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS031000
    Ingram Theme: APPR/RDRCAT
    DC22: 944.04
    BISAC V2.8: HIS013000
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET050
    Ingram Theme: CULT/FRANCE
    BIC subject category V2: 3JF
    Thema V1.0: NHD, JPWQ, NHTV
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Publication date
    05 August 2004
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Simon Schama is University Professor in Art History and History at Columbia University in New York, and one of the best-known scholars in Britain in any field. He is the prize-winning author of numerous books, including Dead Certainties (Unwarranted Speculations), Landscape and Memory, Rembrandt's Eyes and three volumes of A History of Britain. He is also the writer-presenter of historical and art-historical documentaries for BBC Television. He lives outside New York City with his wife and children.
    Review quote
    "Dazzling...stimulating...This is no ordinary book...Schama does not merely write brilliantly about people, about events, about the abuse of rhetoric, and about festivals and executions. He also chronicle with a dramatic burst of poetic imagination.... The virtues of this book Ýlie in the coruscating brilliance of dazzling display of erudition and intelligence ... His chronicle is, after all, a stunningly virtuoso performance." -- Lawrence Stone, "The New Republic" "One of The Best Books Of The Decade." -- "Time" "Monumental...a delight to read...Lively descriptions of major events, colorful cameos of leading characters (and obscure ones too), bring them to life here as no other general work has done....Above all, Mr. Schama tells a story, and he tells it well." -- "The New York Times Book Review" "Citizens, like the great 19th-century narratives it emulates, makes entertainment and erudition work hand in hand....As no other recent historian of the revolution, Schama brings to life the excitement -- and harrowing terror -- of an epochal human event." -- "Newsweek" "A fresh and elegant narrative...A brilliantly readable and beautifully illustrated account." -- "Washington Post Book World" "We are in the hands of a master storyteller...Vivid, dramatic, thought-provoking...Schama's portrait of the revolution is often surprising...His splendid recounting convinces us that much of what we thought we knew is wrong." -- "Time" "From the Trade Paperback edition."
    Flap copy
    Instead of the dying Old Regime, Schama presents an ebullient country, vital and inventive, infatuated with novelty and technology -- a strikingly fresh view of Louis XVI's France. A "New York Times bestseller in hardcover. 200 illustrations. "From the Trade Paperback edition.