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    DescriptionInstead 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.


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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: 976
    Width: 160 mm
    Height: 231 mm
    Thickness: 51 mm
    Weight: 1,066 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780679726104
    ISBN 10: 0679726101
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25500
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DDF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Theme: APPR/CLASSA
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    DC21: 944.04
    DC22: 944.04
    BISAC V2.8: HIS013000
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET050
    Ingram Theme: CULT/FRANCE
    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T Approval Code: A15202032
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: DC148.S43, DC148 .S43 1990
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Illustrations note
    illustrations
    Publisher
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Random House USA Inc
    Publication date
    01 July 1990
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Simon Schama is the prize-winning author of seven acclaimed books. An art critic and essayist for "The New Yorker," he also writes and presents documentaries for BBC television. He is University Professor of Art History and History at Columbia University and lives outside New York City.
    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 [lie] 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