Surviving the French Revolution : A Bridge across Time
From the beginning of the French Revolution in July 1789 until the end of the Terror five years later, those involved sought to devise survival strategies according to their personal beliefs and goals. The acceleration of time coupled with the lack of reliable information made it extremely difficult to choose the wisest course of action, causing some to flee into exile, while others remained in France. Surviving the French Revolution: A Bridge across Time, by Bette Oliver, is an essential contribution to our understanding of the struggle to survive during the French Revolution.
- Hardback | 144 pages
- 157.48 x 231.14 x 17.78mm | 385.55g
- 10 Jun 2013
- Lexington Books
- Lanham, MD, United States
- 1 Halftones, black and white
Table of contents
Introduction Chapter 1. Crossing the Bridge Chapter 2. From Monarchy to Republic Chapter 3. French Emigres in the United States Chapter 4. Artists and Writers Chapter 5. Rule by Terror Chapter 6. Flight of the Fugitives Chapter 7. Those Who Survived Conclusion
In Surviving the French Revolution, Bette Oliver tells the story of an eclectic selection of aristocrats, revolutionaries, politicians, writers, and artists who sought to escape the violence and terror of the Revolution in the years between 1789 and 1795. By focusing on victims as well as survivors of the Revolution, Oliver vividly captures for her readers a sense of what it was like to live through an event like the French Revolution. This readable and well-documented book will appeal to scholars and readers interested in the French Revolution and its aftermath. -- Robert W. Brown, University of North Carolina at Pembroke
About Bette W. Oliver
Bette W. Oliver is an independent scholar with a PhD in modern European history from the University of Texas at Austin.