Living the French Revolution, 1789-1799
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Living the French Revolution, 1789-1799

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What did it mean to live through the French Revolution? This volume provides a coherent and expansive portrait of revolutionary life by exploring the lived experience of the people of France's villages and country towns, revealing how The Revolution had a dramatic impact on daily life from family relations to religious practices.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 319 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 20.32mm | 444g
  • Basingstoke, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 2006 ed.
  • X, 319 p.
  • 0230574750
  • 9780230574755
  • 647,342

Table of contents

Introduction Describing the Old Regime Elation and Anxiety: The Revolutionary Year Reimagining Space and Power, 1789-91 Without Christ or King, 1791 Deadly Divisions, 1791-92 In the Fires of War, 1792-93 The Experience of Terror, 1793-94 Settling Scores: The Thermidorian Reaction, 1794-95 A New Regime and its Discontents, 1795-99 Conclusion: A Revolution for the People?
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'The book is impressively researched, uses archival material from all the major regions of France as well as responding to a vast array of scholarship.' - James Livesey, French Studies
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'The book is impressively researched, uses archival material from all the major regions of France as well as responding to a vast array of scholarship.' - James Livesey, French Studies
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About P. McPhee

PETER MCPHEE holds a Personal Chair in History at the University of Melbourne, Australia. He has published widely on the history of modern France, most recently Revolution and Environment in Southern France, 1780-1830 (1999), The French Revolution 1789-1799 (2002) and A Social History of France 1789-1914 (2003).
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