The French Revolution

Paperback | October 1, 1997

byJ. M. Roberts

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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 greatdisruption; 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 revolutionaryhistory, and includes a thoroughly updated bibliography.

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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 greatdisruption; the Revolution in France as the vehicle of...

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

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 0.51 inPublished:October 1, 1997Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0192892924

ISBN - 13:9780192892928

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Preface1. Beginning2. The Revolution as discontinuity: (i) The Constituent3. The Revolution as discontinuity (ii) The War4. The Revolution as continuity5. The Revolution at large6. The Revolution as history and mythFurther reading in EnglishTable of major events and dates, 1787-1800Index