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The French Revolution and Empire: The Quest for a Civic Order

The French Revolution and Empire: The Quest for a Civic Order

Donald M. G. Sutherland

ISBN: 978-0-631-23363-3

Jan 2003, Wiley-Blackwell

436 pages

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$56.95

Description

This book provides students and general readers with an introduction to revolutionary France whilst also presenting a clear argument to explain the events of the period.

  • Provides students and general readers with an introduction to revolutionary France .
  • Also presents a clear argument to explain the events of the period.
  • Argues that the French Revolution encountered resistance from the poor as well as the privileged.
  • Includes substantial discussion of society and government under Napoleon.
  • Contextualizing material in each chapter aids students new to the topic.
Introduction: The Problem and the Thesis.

1. The Origins of the Revolution in France.

2. The First Year of Liberty.

3. Subjects Become Citizens.

4. The perjured King and War.

5. The First Year of Equality.

6. Terror and the New Republican Man.

7. The Language of Terror.

8. Collapse and Vengeance.

9. The Failure of Law.

10. Citizens Into Subjects.

11. Napoleon and Thirty Million Frenchmen.

12. The Failure of Empire.

Conclusion: Towards a Future Democracy.

Bibliography.

Index.


  • Provides students and general readers with an introduction to revolutionary France .

  • Also presents a clear argument to explain the events of the period.

  • Argues that the French Revolution encountered resistance from the poor as well as the privileged.

  • Includes substantial discussion of society and government under Napoleon.

  • Contextualizing material in each chapter aids students new to the topic.