Living the French Revolution, 1789-1799

Living the French Revolution, 1789-1799

By: Peter McPhee (author)Paperback

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What did it mean to live through the French Revolution? This volume provides a coherent and expansive portrait of revolutionary life by exploring the lived experience of the people of France's villages and country towns, revealing how The Revolution had a dramatic impact on daily life from family relations to religious practices.

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PETER MCPHEE holds a Personal Chair in History at the University of Melbourne, Australia. He has published widely on the history of modern France, most recently Revolution and Environment in Southern France, 1780-1830 (1999), The French Revolution 1789-1799 (2002) and A Social History of France 1789-1914 (2003).


Introduction Describing the Old Regime Elation and Anxiety: The Revolutionary Year Reimagining Space and Power, 1789-91 Without Christ or King, 1791 Deadly Divisions, 1791-92 In the Fires of War, 1792-93 The Experience of Terror, 1793-94 Settling Scores: The Thermidorian Reaction, 1794-95 A New Regime and its Discontents, 1795-99 Conclusion: A Revolution for the People?

Product Details

  • publication date: 10/10/2006
  • ISBN13: 9780230574755
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 329
  • ID: 9780230574755
  • weight: 444
  • ISBN10: 0230574750

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