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The French Revolution, 1789-1799 Paperback – 17 January 2002
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Peter McPhee's history of the French Revolution is a real tour de force. More successfully than any other general history of the period, it combines an admirably clear narrative of this complex decade with an intelligent survey and analysis of other historians' perspectives. Beside them, McPhee sets out his own understandings of the Revolution sensibly and undogmatically so that readers can judge their merits. Beyond these strengths, the book is enriched by illuminating discussions of the effects of the Revolution on everyday lives of women and men and by a refreshing attention to rural France - the home of the great majority of French people at the time. Written in a lively and engaging way, this book cannot but draw readers more deeply into one of the most fascinating periods in world history. ― Roderick Phillips, Carleton University
With an easy style and a clear purpose, Professor Peter McPhee pilots students past key questions of the origin and course, meaning and significance of the French Revolution. Touching most debates in the historiography, McPhee's history still offers a sound narrative of revolutionary events, egos and enactments, always in chapters of manageable length, always with an eye to evidence that's first-hand, fascinating and fresh. Scores of students and teachers will owe him a debt of thanks. ― Adrian Jones, La Trobe University
- Publisher : Oxford University Press, U.S.A. (17 January 2002)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 240 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0199244146
- ISBN-13 : 978-0199244140
- Dimensions : 21.39 x 13.87 x 1.3 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: 232,233 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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