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3. How it happened

3. How it happened  

William Doyle

in The French Revolution: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2001
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Sep 2013
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9780191776519
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10.1093/actrade/9780192853967.003.0003
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Just before the monarchy collapsed into bankruptcy, a hailstorm swept across France, bringing with it agricultural and economic disaster. The political storm that was about to break would ... More
4. What it ended

4. What it ended  

William Doyle

in The French Revolution: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2001
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Sep 2013
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9780191776519
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10.1093/actrade/9780192853967.003.0004
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The French Revolution began as a destructive force. The revolutionaries wanted to get rid of anything associated with the old order. ‘What it ended’ examines what the French Revolution ... More
The French Revolution: A Very Short Introduction

The French Revolution: A Very Short Introduction  

William Doyle

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Aug 2001
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776519
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192853967.001.0001
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9780192853967
The French Revolution: A Very Short Introduction shows that we are still living with the consequences of the French Revolution and explores its legacy in the form of ... More
1. Echoes

1. Echoes  

William Doyle

in The French Revolution: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2001
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Sep 2013
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9780191776519
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10.1093/actrade/9780192853967.003.0001
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‘Echoes’ examines the legacy of the French Revolution in the Western world through the lens of nineteenth-century literature and culture. Dickens's A Tale of Two Cities (1859) offers the ... More
5. What it started

5. What it started  

William Doyle

in The French Revolution: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2001
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Sep 2013
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9780191776519
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10.1093/actrade/9780192853967.003.0005
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The Revolution was about an assertion of national sovereignty. Nations were to be the new supreme source of authority in human affairs. ‘What it started’ turns to consider the effects of ... More
The American Revolution: A Very Short Introduction

The American Revolution: A Very Short Introduction  

Robert J. Allison

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Jul 2015
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Jul 2015
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9780190861124
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10.1093/actrade/9780190225063.001.0001
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Between 1760 and 1800, the American people cast off British rule to create a new nation and a radically new form of government based on the idea that people have the right to govern ... More
The Founding Fathers: A Very Short Introduction

The Founding Fathers: A Very Short Introduction  

R. B. Bernstein

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Dec 2015
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Dec 2015
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9780190273545
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10.1093/actrade/9780190273514.001.0001
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The Founding Fathers: A Very Short Introduction provides an overview of the brilliant, flawed, and quarrelsome group of lawyers, politicians, merchants, military men, and ... More
2. French and the civilizing mission

2. French and the civilizing mission  

Vanessa Schwartz

in Modern France: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780199365722
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10.1093/actrade/9780195389418.003.0003
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‘French and the civilizing mission’ outlines France's attempts to transmit their culture around the world. The Revolution adopted some ideas from the Old Regime, including an obsession with ... More
Modern France: A Very Short Introduction

Modern France: A Very Short Introduction  

Vanessa Schwartz

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Oct 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780199365722
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10.1093/actrade/9780195389418.001.0001
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Modern France: A Very Short Introduction argues that modern France, as both a world stage and a global crossroads, is an essential actor in the development of contemporary ... More
5. Around the Revolution

5. Around the Revolution  

John D. Lyons

in French Literature: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780191777516
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10.1093/actrade/9780199568727.003.0005
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9780199568727
‘Around the Revolution’ describes the growing scepticism about claims that the social order was founded on nature, itself based on divine providence. The literary works inspired by the ... More
Reform and democracy

Reform and democracy  

Robert C. Allen

in The Industrial Revolution: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2017
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Feb 2017
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10.1093/actrade/9780198706786.003.0005
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The Industrial Revolution created social tensions and posed practical problems that shaped the politics of the period, affecting much of social and cultural life. Most commentators analysed ... More
1. The French Revolution, politics, and the modern nation

1. The French Revolution, politics, and the modern nation  

Vanessa Schwartz

in Modern France: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780199365722
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10.1093/actrade/9780195389418.003.0002
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9780195389418
‘The French Revolution, politics, and the modern nation’ examines the effects of the French Revolution. The late eighteenth century was a revolutionary time, but in contrast to other ... More
5. Was America different?

5. Was America different?  

Robert J. Allison

in The American Revolution: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2015
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Jul 2015
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9780190861124
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10.1093/actrade/9780190225063.003.0005
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9780190225063
America differed from the old world: its physical landscape, the population's high rate of literacy, and the institution of slavery. After the Revolution, these features continued to set ... More

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