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A Companion to the French Revolution

Edited by: Peter McPhee
eISBN: 9781444335644
Print publication date: 2013

Subject History

DOI: 10.1111/b.9781444335644.2013.x

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A Companion to the French Revolution

The French Revolution is one of the great turning-points in modern history. Never before had the people of a large and populous country sought to remake their society on the basis of the principles of popular sovereignty and civic equality. The drama, success, and tragedy of their endeavor, and of the attempts to arrest or reverse it, have attracted scholarly debate for more than two centuries.

Why did the Revolution erupt in 1789? Why did it prove so difficult to stabilize the new regime? What factors caused the Revolution to take its particular course? And what were the consequences, domestic and international, of a decade of revolutionary change? Featuring contributions from an international cast of acclaimed historians, A Companion to the French Revolution addresses these and other critical questions as it points the way to future scholarship.

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McPhee, Peter (ed). A Companion to the French Revolution. Blackwell Publishing, 2013. Blackwell Reference Online. 21 June 2018 <http://www.blackwellreference.com/public/book.html?id=g9781444335644_9781444335644>

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