The French Revolution

The French Revolution

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In this book John Roberts studies the puzzling nature of what came to be called the French Revolution, with its Janus-like aspect, looking to past and future at the same time. The five main sections deal with the beginnings of the Revolution; the Revolution in France seen as a great disruption; the Revolution in France as the vehicle of continuity; the Revolution abroad; and the Revolution as history and as myth. This lively and authoritative book, which will appeal to the general reader and student of history alike, makes a significant and original contribution to our understanding of the French Revolution. This new edition takes into account the recent discoveries in regional and local revolutionary history, and includes a thoroughly updated bibliography.show more

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  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 128 x 192 x 16mm | 140.62g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 0192892924
  • 9780192892928

About J. M. Roberts

J. M. Roberts was Vice-Chancellor of Southampton University 1979-85 and then Warden of Merton College until his retirement in 1994.show more

Table of contents

Preface ; 1. Beginning ; 2. The Revolution as discontinuity: (i) The Constituent ; 3. The Revolution as discontinuity (ii) The War ; 4. The Revolution as continuity ; 5. The Revolution at large ; 6. The Revolution as history and myth ; Further reading in English ; Table of major events and dates, 1787-1800 ; Indexshow more

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