The Oxford Handbook of the French Revolution

Hardcover | February 27, 2015

EditorDavid Andress

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The Oxford Handbook of the French Revolution brings together a sweeping range of expert and innovative contributions to offer engaging and thought-provoking insights into the history and historiography of this epochal event. Each chapter presents the foremost summations of academic thinking onkey topics, along with stimulating and provocative interpretations and suggestions for future research directions.Placing core dimensions of the history of the French Revolution in their transnational and global contexts, the contributors demonstrate that revolutionary times demand close analysis of sometimes tiny groups of key political actors - whether the king and his ministers or the besieged leaders of theJacobin republic - and attention to the deeply local politics of both rural and urban populations. Identities of class, gender and ethnicity are interrogated, but so too are conceptions and practices linked to citizenship, community, order, security, and freedom: each in their way just as central torevolutionary experiences, and equally amenable to critical analysis and reflection.This volume covers the structural and political contexts that build up to give new views on the classic question of the "origins of revolution"; the different dimensions of personal and social experience that illuminate the political moment of 1789 itself; the goals and dilemmas of the period ofconstitutional monarchy; the processes of destabilisation and ongoing conflict that ended that experiment; the key issues surrounding the emergence and experience of 'terror'; and the short- and long-term legacies, for both good and ill, of the revolutionary trauma - for France, and for globalpolitics.

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The Oxford Handbook of the French Revolution brings together a sweeping range of expert and innovative contributions to offer engaging and thought-provoking insights into the history and historiography of this epochal event. Each chapter presents the foremost summations of academic thinking onkey topics, along with stimulating and prov...

David Andress received his DPhil from the University of York in 1995, and has worked at the University of Portsmouth for the last twenty years. He has published widely on the French Revolution, from micro-studies of Parisian responses in 1789-91 to introductory textbooks, and from monographs to major syntheses and works of comparative ...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:704 pagesPublished:February 27, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Part 1: Origins1. Silvia Marzagalli: Economic and Demographic Developments2. Lauren R. Clay: The Bourgeoisie, Capitalism, and the Origins of the French Revolution3. Jay M. Smith: Nobility4. Joel Felix: The monarchy5. Simon Burrows: Books, Philosophy, Enlightenment6. Annie Jourdan: Tumultuous Contexts and Radical Ideas (1783-89). The 'Pre-Revolution' in a Transnational Perspective7. Thomas E. Kaiser: The Diplomatic Origins of the French RevolutionPart 2: The Coming of Revolution8. John Hardman: The View from Above9. Pierre-Yves Beaurepaire: The View from Below: the 1789 cahiers de doleances10. Peter McPhee: A Social Revolution? Rethinking Popular Insurrection in 178911. Micah Alpaugh: A Personal Revolution: National Assembly Deputies and the Politics of 1789Part 3: Revolution and Constitution12. Michael P. Fitzsimmons: Sovereignty and Constitutional Power13. Malcolm Crook: The New Regime: Political Institutions and Democratic Practices under the Constitutional Monarchy, 1789-9114. Jeremy D. Popkin: Revolution and Changing Identities in France, 1787-179915. Edward J. Woell: Religion and Revolution16. D. M. G. Sutherland: Urban Violence in 178917. Manuel Covo: Revolution, race and slaveryPart 4: Counter-revolution and collapse18. Ambrogio Caiani: Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette19. Kirsty Carpenter: Emigration in Politics and Imaginations20. Noelle Plack: Challenges in the Countryside, 1790-221. Charles Walton: Club, Party and Faction22. Alan Forrest: Military TraumaPart 5: The New Republic23. David Andress: Politics and Insurrection: The Sans-culottes, The 'Popular Movement' and the People of Paris24. Marc Belissa: War and Diplomacy (1792-1795)25. Paul Hanson: From Faction to Revolt26. Dan Edelstein: What was the Terror?27. Marisa Linton: Terror and Politics28. Ronen Steinberg: Reckoning with Terror: Retribution, Redress, and Remembrance in Post-Revolutionary France29. Mike Rapport: Jacobinism from OutsidePart 6: After Thermidor30. Laura Mason: Thermidor and the Myth of Rupture31. Howard G. Brown: The Politics of Public Order, 1795-180232. Jean-Luc Chappey: The New Elites: Questions about political, social and cultural reconstruction after the Terror33. Philip Dwyer: Napoleon, The Revolution, and The Empire34. Isser Woloch: Lasting Political Structures35. Jeff Horn: Lasting Economic Structures: Successes, Failures, and Revolutionary Political Economy36. Jennifer Heuer: Did Everything Change? Rethinking Revolutionary Legacies37. David A. Bell: Global Conceptual Legacies