The French Revolution: From its Origins to 1793 - Routledge Classics (Paperback)Georges Lefebvre (author)
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Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 454 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 21 mm
Edition: 2nd edition
'This is more than a history of the French Revolution. It covers all of Europe during the revolutionary period...it also breaks new ground in its account of international relations, and sets the wars of intervention in their true light.' - A.J.P. Taylor
'This is more than a history of the French Revolution. It covers all Europe during the revolutionary period, though events in France naturally take first place. It is particularly good on the social and intellectual background. Surprisingly enough, considering that Lefebvre was primarily an economic historian, it also breaks new ground in its account of international relations, and sets the wars of intervention in their true light. The French have a taste for what they call works of synthesis, great general summaries of received knowledge. We might call them textbooks, though of the highest level. At any rate, in its class, whether synthesis or textbook, this is one of the best ever produced.' - A.J.P. Taylor
'Probably the greatest study ever written of the earthquake of 1789 and its aftermath.' - John Banville, Irish Times
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