First published in 1892, this book describes the development of political thought and political parties in ‘modern’ France. It starts by discussing the French Revolution of 1789 and closes with the Paris Commune of 1871. The book is not written strictly in chronological order but rather focuses on explaining the general character of each successive period. It will be of interest to both the student, and the more general reader.
1. The Revolution of 1789 2. The First Empire 3. The Restoration 4. The Monarchy of July 5. The Revolution of 1848 6. The Second Republic 7. The Second Empire 8. The Paris Commune of 1871 9. Conclusion