The French Revolution : a very short introduction / William Doyle
- Doyle, William, 1942-
- Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2019.
- Second edition.
- Physical Description:
- xvi, 143 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 18 cm.
- Very short introductions ; 54
- In this Very Short Introduction, William Doyle introduces the French old regime and considers how and why it collapsed. Retelling the unfolding events of the revolution, he analyses why the revolutionaries quarrelled with the king, the church and the rest of Europe, why this produced Terror, and finally how it accomplished rule by a general. Doyle also discusses how and why the revolution destroyed the age-old cultural, institutional, and social structures in France and beyond. In this new edition, Doyle includes new sections highlighting the main developments in the field since the first edition, before exploring the legacy of the revolution in the form of rationality in public affairs and responsible government.
- 9780198840077 paperback
- Previous edition: 2001.
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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