The French Revolution
Some say the French Revolution was a catastrophe waiting to happen. Certainly there were signs that it would. This book looks at the signals of its arrival, the mishandling of the situation by Louis XVI and the subsequent events that took place from the storming of the Bastille onwards, through the horrific events of the "Terror", the reign of Robespierre, the political machinations and in-fighting and the advent of Napoleon who set a new order in motion and gave France some of its most fascinating moments, before crowning himself Emperor.
- Hardback | 64 pages
- 279.4 x 309.88 x 40.64mm | 1,769g
- 30 Jun 2009
- Carlton Books Ltd
- Andre Deutsch Ltd
- London, United Kingdom
- 200+ colour & black & white images
Table of contents
The legacy of Louis XIV; the Legacy of Louis XV; Warnings at Home; Louis XVI & Marie-Antoinette; Warnings in America; spring 1789; The Estates General; The Storming of the Bastille; The Attack on the Church; Civil War; The Emigres; June 1971; The Descent of the Revolution; War is Declared; The Convention; The Execution of Louis XVI; War on Three Fronts; The Vendee Rising; Economic Crises; The Terror; Innovations; Napoleon arrives; The Directoire; The Style of Life.
About Alistair Horne
Alistair Horne is one of the foremost authorities on French history. He received a knighthood in 2003 and was made a Chevalier of the French Legion d'Honneur in 1993. He is the prize-winning author of some 20 books, including A Savage War of Peace: Algeria 1954-62, and La Belle France; A Short History.