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Revolutionary Europe: 1783 - 1815, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-0-631-22190-6
308 pages
January 2001, Wiley-Blackwell
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The new edition of this classic account of Revolutionary Europe brings to life many of the key issues that have fascinated historians since the fall of the Bastille and now includes a new introduction examining RudU's life and works and an updated list of readings.
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Table of Contents

Introduction by Harvey J. Kaye.


Part I: Europe on the Event of the French Revolution:.

1. The Social Pattern.

2. Governments and the Conflicts within States.

3. The Conflicts between States.

Part II: The French Revolution:.

4. Why was there a Revolution in France?.

5. 1789.

6. The Reconstruction of France.

7. The Struggle for Power.

8. Robespierre.

9. The Bourgeouis Republic.

Part III: Revolutionary France:.

10. Europe and the French Revolution.

11. Revolutionary War.

Part IV: The Napoleonic Era:.

12. Napoleon and France.

13. The Napoleonic Empire.

14. The Fall of Napoleon.

15. Perspectives.


Further Reading.

Additional Readings by Harvey J. Kaye.



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Author Information

At the time of his death in 1993, George Rude was Emeritus Professor of History at Concordia University, Montreal where he had worked since 1970. Previously he had taught at various schools in England and had been Professor of History at the University of Adelaide and at Flinders University. His publications include The Crowd in the French Revolution (1959), Hanoverian London 1714-1808 (1972), Europe in the Eighteenth Century (1972), Debate on Europe 1815-1850 (1972), Ideology and Popular Protest (1980), The French Revolution (1994), and The Crowd in History (1995).

Harvey J. Kaye is Ben and Joyce Rosenberg Professor of Social Change and Development, Director of the Center for History and Social Change at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, and executor of the George RudÚ Literary Estate. His previous books include Why Do Ruling Classes Fear History? and Other Questions (1996), The Powers of the Past (1992) and The British Marxist Historians (1995).

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The Wiley Advantage

  • The book is a much-admired classic in the field.
  • Provides a vivid recreation of many of the key issues that have fascinated historians since the fall of the Bastille.
  • Includes an extended introductory essay on the life and works of George RudU.
  • Now revised and with an updated list of additional readings.

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