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French Society and the Revolution

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William Doyle, T. J. A. LE Goff, D. M. G. Sutherland, Robert Darnton, Colin Lucas, Robert Forster, Olwen Hufton, Richard M. Andrews, Alan Forrest, Harvey Mitchell, Gwynn Lewis
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  • Date Published: November 2008
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521089616

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  • Taken as a whole the essays in this volume illustrate the outstanding contribution made to French Revolutionary scholarship by British and American authors. Professor Johnson has selected essays which cover a wide spectrum of time, place and social class but are vitally concerned to describe and explain the social reality of revolution in its various phases. The essays fall into three main groups; the first sets the scene with studies of the social, economic and intellectual life of pre-Revolutionary France; the second studies the role of fate of certain social groups during the Revolution; and the third examines counter-revolution in two provincial areas. The editor has added an introduction and index, and some minor changes have been made to the essays. Many of these articles are already well known to professional historian and it is hoped that publication in the present form will make them available to a wider audience interested in the social experience of the most dramatic and far reaching of revolution in modern times.

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    • Date Published: November 2008
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521089616
    • length: 328 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 19 mm
    • weight: 0.42kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Was there an aristocratic reaction in pre-Revolutionary France? (no. 57, November 1972) William Doyle
    2. The Revolution and the rural community in eighteenth century Brittany (no. 62, February 1974) T. J. A. LE Goff, D. M. G. Sutherland
    3. The high enlightenment and the low-life of literature in pre-Revolutionary France (no. 51, May 1971) Robert Darnton
    4. Nobles, Bourgeois and the origins of the French Revolution (no. 60, August 1973) Colin Lucas
    5. The survival of the nobility during the French Revolution (no. 37 July 1967) Robert Forster
    6. Women in Revolution, 1789–1796 (no. 53, November 1971) Olwen Hufton
    7. The justices of the peace of Revolutionary Paris, September 1792–November 1794 (Frimaire Year III) (no. 52, August 1971) Richard M. Andrews
    8. The condition of the poor in Revolutionary Bordeaux (no. 59, May 1973) Alan Forrest
    9. Resistance to the Revolution in Western France (no. 63, May 1974) Harvey Mitchell
    10. The white terror of 1815 in the department of the gard (no. 58, February 1973) Gwynn Lewis

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    Douglas Johnson


    William Doyle, T. J. A. LE Goff, D. M. G. Sutherland, Robert Darnton, Colin Lucas, Robert Forster, Olwen Hufton, Richard M. Andrews, Alan Forrest, Harvey Mitchell, Gwynn Lewis

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