1st Edition

Balzac and the French Revolution

ISBN 9781138674271
Published December 12, 2017 by Routledge
284 Pages

USD $44.95

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Book Description

First published in 1983. Balzac’s novels are one of the largest and most important sources for the history of post-revolutionary France, but they have scarcely been tapped as they should be. Approaching the subject from the perspective of a literary, the author shows in detail how specific historical circumstances and movement are reflected in t

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments; Foreword; Part One: Republic and Empire. Revolution and Counter-revolution; Introduction 1. ‘Les Acquéreurs de biens nationaux’ 2. The Emigrés 3. Napoleon and the Revolution; Part Two: The Restoration; 4. The First Restoration and the Hundred Days 5. The Aristocratic Comeback 6. The Bourgeoisie of the Restoration; Part Three: The July Monarchy; 7. The July Revolution 8. ‘Les Notables’ 9. The Economic Expansion 10. The 1848 Expansion 11. Conclusion; Bibliography; Index

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