The French Revolution

A Beginner's Guide

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About The Book

Handy introduction to one of the most significant and studied events in world history

Blending narrative with analysis, Peter Davies explores a time of obscene opulence, mass starvation, and ground-breaking ideals; where the streets of Paris ran red with blood, and the numbers requiring execution precipitated the invention of the guillotine. Davies brings the subject up to date by considering the legacy of the revolution and how it continues to resonate in today's France.

About The Author

Dr Peter Davies is senior lecturer in History at the University of Huddersfield. His previous books include The Debate about the French Revolution and The Extreme Right in France: From de Maistre to Le Pen. He has also written about fascism, the far right, small-group teaching and learning, and the social history of cricket.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Oneworld Publications (October 1, 2009)
  • Length: 192 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781851686933

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