A Companion to the French Revolution (Blackwell Companions to European History)

A Companion to the French Revolution (Blackwell Companions to European History)

By: Peter McPhee (author)Hardback

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A Companion to the French Revolution comprises twenty-nine newly-written essays reassessing the origins, development, and impact of this great turning-point in modern history. * Examines the origins, development and impact of the French Revolution * Features original contributions from leading historians, including six essays translated from French. * Presents a wide-ranging overview of current historical debates on the revolution and future directions in scholarship * Gives equally thorough treatment to both causes and outcomes of the French Revolution

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Peter McPhee is Professorial Fellow at the University of Melbourne. His publications include Living the French Revolution 1789 1799 (2006) and Robespierre: A Revolutionary Life (2012). A Fellow of both the Australian Academy of the Humanities and the Academy of Social Sciences, he was made a Member of the Order of Australia in 2012 for service to education and the discipline of history.


Notes on Contributors x Abbreviations xiv Introduction xv Peter McPhee PART I THE ORIGINS AND NATURE OF THE CRISIS OF 1789 1 1 Rethinking the Origins of the French Revolution 3 Peter Campbell 2 The Social and Economic Crisis in France at the End of the Ancien Regime 24 Jean-Pierre Jessenne 3 The Cultural Origins of the French Revolution 42 Sarah Maza 4 France and the Atlantic World 57 Miranda Spieler PART II RESHAPING FRANCE, 1789 91 73 5 The Principles of 1789 75 Michael P. Fitzsimmons 6 Reimagining Space and Power 91 Alan Forrest 7 The Case against the King, 1789 93 107 Barry M. Shapiro PART III CHURCH, STATE, AND WAR 121 8 The Ancien Regime , Catholic Europe, and the Revolution s Religious Schism 123 Dale Van Kley 9 The Origins and Outcomes of Religious Schism, 1790 99 145 Edward J. Woell 10 A Tale of Two Narratives: The French Revolution in International Context, 1787 93 161 Thomas E. Kaiser PART IV CONTESTING THE LIMITS OF REVOLUTION 179 11 Whose Revolution? 181 Serge Aberdam 12 Gender, Sexuality, and Political Culture 196 Anne Verjus 13 The Peasantry, Feudalism, and the Environment, 1789 93 212 Noelle Plack PART V REVOLUTIONARY AND COUNTER-REVOLUTIONARY VIOLENCE 229 14 Urban Crowds, Riot, Utopia, and Massacres, 1789 92 231 Donald Sutherland 15 The Vendee, Chouannerie, and the State, 1791 99 246 Jean-Clement Martin PART VI POLITICAL CHOICE AND PRACTICE 261 16 Friends, Enemies, and the Role of the Individual 263 Marisa Linton 17 Choosing Revolution and Counter-Revolution 278 Peter M. Jones 18 The Course of the Terror, 1793 94 293 David Andress PART VII SEARCHING FOR STABILITY, 1794 99 311 19 The Thermidorian Reaction 313 Laura Mason 20 The Political Culture of the Directory 328 James Livesey 21 The New Security State 343 Howard G. Brown 22 The White Terror: Factions, Reactions, and the Politics of Vengeance 359 Stephen Clay PART VIII THE REVOLUTION IN INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVE 379 23 The International Repercussions of the French Revolution 381 Mike Rapport 24 Slavery and the Colonies 397 Frederic Regent 25 The Revolutionary Mediterranean 419 Ian Coller PART IX CHANGE AND CONTINUITY IN FRANCE 435 26 A Revolution in Political Culture 437 Isser Woloch 27 The Economy, Society, and the Environment 454 Peter McPhee 28 The French Revolution and the Family 470 Suzanne Desan 29 The Revolution in History, Commemoration, and Memory 486 Pascal Dupuy Index 503

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  • publication date: 23/11/2012
  • ISBN13: 9781444335644
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 568
  • ID: 9781444335644
  • weight: 1034
  • ISBN10: 1444335642

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